He was fabled to be among the undead, centuries of years old. He was from Transylvania, legendary home of Count Dracula. Was Count St. Germain really Nosferatu?
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “Count St. Germain Was Nosferatu?”, published to YouTube on April 8, 2017. The clip, which clocks in at 5 minutes and 1 second, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
International man of mystery, he was Monsieur le Comte de St. Germain!
Austria had gobbled up the principality of Francis Leopold Ragoczy. Francis (Franz) Leopold Ragoczy, father of Monsieur le Comte de St. Germain, “made ineffectual efforts to regain his throne, the principality of Siebenbürgen [Transylvania].” In the will of Prince Franz-Leopold Ragoczy, three sons are named. Considerable legacies were left which were to be demanded from the Crown of France. 
In jealousy of his two half-brothers, the young Count decided to call himself Sanctus Germano, the Holy Brother. (From the Latin, Germanus, meaning “of brothers and sisters”.) And this is how he acquired the pseudonym, “St. Germain.” 
Two at least of the sons were “forced to give up the dreaded name of Ragoczy.” Is this why the third son sometimes called himself the Graf Tzarogy, an anagram of the dreaded name Ragoczy? 
The “Sanctus Germano” St. Germain, the “Holy Brother”, dined in his own room “which he seldom left,” while a guest at the castle of the Markgraf of Brandenburg-Anspach. It was impossible to persuade the Graf Tzarogy to dine at the table of the Markgraf.  Such eccentric eating habits, along with his Transylvanian origin and rumors that St. Germain had lived for hundreds of years (i.e., “the undead”), bring to mind Nosferatu and the movie, “Shadow of the Vampire”, produced by Nicolas Cage.
“Could Nicolas Cage be a vampire?”, asked ABC News (online). “A Civil War era photo that bears an eerie resemblance to Cage has sparked rumors that the actor is a real-life vampire.” 
Like Nosferatu, the Graf Tzarogy was most entertaining in conversation, and showed much knowledge of the world and its people. 
——- Sources ——-
 The Comte de St. Germain, by Isabel Cooper-Oakley (1912). Republished by ForgottenBooks.org
 “Origins of Count St. Germain”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, April 6, 2017. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/origins-of-count-st-germain/
 “Is Nicolas Cage a Vampire from the Civil War Era?”, by ABC News via Good Morning America. Article by Cassandra Arsenault. September 23, 2011. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2011/09/is-nicolas-cage-a-vampire-from-the-civil-war-era/