The Count of St. Germain
No one is quite sure when this man was born, and some say he never died. He was a high-ranking French nobleman with jet-black hair, who went by many different names.In all ways , the Count was very odd, and perhaps an excellent con man. He was a ladies' man who sold cosmetics and dyes and was very rich. He played the violin and piano like a master, painted, spoke 10 languages, and studied philosophy and science. Above all he almost never slept or ate.
The Count would deflect questions about his past and claim to be hundreds of years old. He was known to Anton Mesmer, Casanova, Madame de Pampadour, Voltaire, King Louis XV, Catherine the Great, and George Washington.
In 1779, Saint Germain traveled to Schleswig (between Germany and Denmark). He met Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel and claimed to be 88 years old. Charles funded the Count's alchemy, which included a new method of coloring cloth, fusing diamonds together, and creating gems.
In 1784, it was recorded that the Count died and was buried. However, many of his favorite personal belongings were not found.