WHO WAS THE REAL CASANOVA?
The greatest mysteries of history unveiled
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - ENIGMAS
Giacomo Casanova, one of the most mysterious figures of the 18th century, was an abbot, banker, violinist, writer, magician, spy, diplomat, librarian...
From him remains an abundant body of literature, but Casanova is famous today as an adventurer and especially as the man who became the symbol of seduction. Although he was often associated with Don Juan as a philanderer, he didn’t share the same philosophy. Indeed, he was fond of his lovers, eventually rescuing them sometimes.
A real historical character, an exuberant hedonist, he lived as a free thinker and a man of action, from the first conquests of his youth to his long decline.