Ep 58: The Count of Saint Germain

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1 & 2 ) What is thought to be an image of the Count of Saint Germain. From Wikipedia: An engraving of the Count of St. Germain by Nicolas Thomas made in 1783, after a painting then owned by the Marquise d’Urfe and now apparently lost. Contained at the Louvre in France; 3 & 4) Isabel Cooper-Oakley 5) Francis II Rakoczy (The Count’s Father?) 6) Horace Walpole 7) Voltaire 8) Louis XV by Maurice Quentin de la Tour 1748 9) Louix XV by Rigaud 1730 10) Madame du Pompadour by Boucher 11) Rosicrucian Symbol 12) Prince Carl Hesse-Cassel 13 & 14) Chateau du Chambord 15) Alchemy

 

Background:

Who’s the most interesting person you’ve ever met? Can they play a musical instrument? Do they speak a foreign language? Are they a fine art painter? Have they traveled the world? Are they descended from royalty? Sure, maybe only a couple of those. But what if they were a concert level violinist who could also compose music? What if they could speak ten languages or more? What if it seemed they could produce precious gemstones and on top of that, were a military tactician who brokered diplomacy between nations? Impossible you say, for all of these talents and accomplishments to be contained within one individual? And yet all of these are the qualities and accomplishments claimed to be witnessed by the contemporaries of the man known mostly as the Count of Saint Germain. He was known by many names and for his many remarkable feats, but perhaps his most astounding accomplishment, as more than a few would claim, was to remain alive for several generations from the 18th century or earlier, into the 19th century and maybe even to this day.

Tonight’s Quote:

“He is a man who never dies, and who knows everything.”

— Voltaire, speaking about the Count of St Germain

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Credits:

Episode 058 – “The Count of Saint Germain” Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or “A.R.C.” for short. Copyright 2017 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.