Died At Age: 73
Sun Sign: Aries
Born In: Venice, Italy
Famous As: Womanizer
Place Of Death: Dux, Czech Republic
Giacomo Casanova was an adventurer, writer and a spy, born in eighteenth century Venice. He is probably one of the most misunderstood men in history. Thanks to his amorous escapades his name has long being associated with womanizers and libertines. Indeed, he had his first taste of sexual pleasure when he was just a kid and from then on it had become a passion for him. Over the time, he also became an ardent gambler. Later, he travelled all over Europe and at each place managed to get entry into the highest social circle. Although he himself did not have any social standing at each place he managed to associate with monarchs, aristocrats and cardinals. He also had close connection with people like Voltaire, Goethe, and Mozart. Besides, he was a successful spy and later introduced the lottery system in France. He would also have been a good physician if he were allowed to pursue medicine. His memoire ‘Histoire de ma vie’, written at the end of his life, provides one of the most authentic documentation of European society of that era.
Casanova was an Italian adventurer, Scottish Rite Master Mason and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century.
Giacomo Girolamo Casanova was born to actress Zanetta Farussi, wife of actor and dancer Gaetano Casanova. Giacomo was the first of six children.
As was not uncommon at the time, Casanova, depending on circumstances, used more or less fictitious names, such as baron or count of Farussi (the name of his mother) or Chevalier de Seingalt. He often signed his works Jacques Casanova de Seingalt after he began writing in French following his second exile from Venice.
He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer". He associated with European royalty, popes, and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Voltaire, Goethe, and Mozart. He spent his last years in Bohemia as a librarian in Count Waldstein's household, where he also wrote the story of his life.
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- 1 (21-ounce) can peach pie filling
- 1 (15-ounce) can sliced peaches in light syrup, undrained
- 1 (15-1/4-ounce) box yellow cake mix
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 stick butter, cut in pieces
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar