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 Giacomo Casanova

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Giacomo Casanova

  • Birth 2 Apr 1725 Venice, Città Metropolitana di Venezia, Veneto, Italy
  • Death 4 Jun 1798 Duchcov, Okres Teplice, Ustecky (Usti nad Labem), Czech Republic
  • Burial Duchcov, Okres Teplice, Ustecky (Usti nad Labem), Czech Republic
  • Plot Exact gravesite no longer exists. It disappeared when a park was constructed out of the cemetery behind the castle.
  • Memorial ID 6653395

Famous Lover. He was born to Venetian actors and is known more for his amorous adventures than for his experiences as a secret agent, author, businessman and musician. During his life, he served as a spy for King Louis XV, began a business selling printed silk and played the violin for the theater in Venice. However, he is best known as the “world’s most famous lover.” He went to school to be a priest but was expelled because of his profligate activities. He eventually returned to Venice where he made his living conning nobility with various schemes involving magic, alchemy and occult mysticism. In 1755 he was arrested and convicted of practicing witchcraft. He escaped from prison and fled to France where he returned to his scheming ways, making a fortune off of a lottery he developed. His autobiography is an erotic account of his exploits which, according to his count, involved one hundred and twenty-two different women. The book gives an intimate look at life in the eighteenth century and it made him a widely known symbol of extraordinary sexual conquests. He died, at age seventy-three, almost forgotten, but his autobiography, published in complete form in 1960, returned him to a position of fame.

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  • Added: 1 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6653395
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Giacomo Casanova (2 Apr 1725–4 Jun 1798), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6653395, citing Zámek Duchcov Hrbitov, Duchcov, Okres Teplice, Ustecky (Usti nad Labem), Czech Republic ; Maintained by Find A Grave .