Cagliostro, Count Alessandro di, the assumed name of Giuseppe Balsamo (1743-1795), an Italian swindler and adventurer. He was born in Palermo, Sicily. Visiting many countries of Europe, the “Count” deceived people by selling alchemistic powders and mixtures and by other swindles. He later posed as the founder of a new form of freemasonry and claimed to be able to work miracles and foretell the future. Cagliostro died in prison.
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The United States is renowned for having one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world. Every day thousands of people take part in this system, hoping to settle disputes and work for justice. Learn how the U.S. judicial system works.