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He spent his last years in the Dux Chateau Bohemia as a librarian in Count Waldstein 's household, where he also wrote the story of his life.
Giacomo was the first of six children, being followed by Francesco Giuseppe — , Giovanni Battista — , Faustina Maddalena — , Maria Maddalena Antonia Stella — , and Gaetano Alvise — At the time of Casanova's birth, the city of Venice thrived as the pleasure capital of Europe, ruled by political and religious conservatives who tolerated social vices and encouraged tourism.
It was a required stop on the Grand Tour , traveled by young men coming of age, especially men from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The famed Carnival , gambling houses, and beautiful courtesans were powerful drawing cards. This was the milieu that bred Casanova and made him its most famous and representative citizen.
Casanova was cared for by his grandmother Marzia Baldissera while his mother toured about Europe in the theater. His father died when he was eight.
As a child, Casanova suffered nosebleeds, and his grandmother sought help from a witch: "Leaving the gondola, we enter a hovel, where we find an old woman sitting on a pallet, with a black cat in her arms and five or six others around her.
For Casanova, the neglect by his parents was a bitter memory. Casanova moved in with the priest and his family and lived there through most of his teenage years.
Bettina was "pretty, lighthearted, and a great reader of romances. The girl pleased me at once, though I had no idea why.
It was she who little by little kindled in my heart the first sparks of a feeling which later became my ruling passion. Early on, Casanova demonstrated a quick wit, an intense appetite for knowledge, and a perpetually inquisitive mind.
He entered the University of Padua at 12 and graduated at 17, in , with a degree in law "for which I felt an unconquerable aversion".
He shuttled back and forth to Padua to continue his university studies. By now, he had become something of a dandy—tall and dark, his long hair powdered, scented, and elaborately curled.
However, Casanova was caught dallying with Malipiero's intended object of seduction, actress Teresa Imer , and the senator drove both of them from his house.
Casanova proclaimed that his life avocation was firmly established by this encounter. Scandals tainted Casanova's short church career.
After his grandmother's death, Casanova entered a seminary for a short while, but soon his indebtedness landed him in prison for the first time.
An attempt by his mother to secure him a position with Bishop Bernardo de Bernardis was rejected by Casanova after a very brief trial of conditions in the bishop's Calabrian see.
On meeting the pope , Casanova boldly asked for a dispensation to read the "forbidden books" and from eating fish which he claimed inflamed his eyes.
He also composed love letters for another cardinal. When Casanova became the scapegoat for a scandal involving a local pair of star-crossed lovers, Cardinal Acquaviva dismissed Casanova, thanking him for his sacrifice, but effectively ending his church career.
In search of a new profession, Casanova bought a commission to become a military officer for the Republic of Venice. His first step was to look the part:.
Reflecting that there was now little likelihood of my achieving fortune in my ecclesiastical career, I decided to dress as a soldier I inquire for a good tailor My uniform was white, with a blue vest, a shoulder knot of silver and gold I bought a long sword, and with my handsome cane in hand, a trim hat with a black cockade, with my hair cut in side whiskers and a long false pigtail, I set forth to impress the whole city.
He joined a Venetian regiment at Corfu , his stay being broken by a brief trip to Constantinople , ostensibly to deliver a letter from his former master the Cardinal.
Casanova soon abandoned his military career and returned to Venice. At the age of 21, he set out to become a professional gambler, but losing all the money remaining from the sale of his commission, he turned to his old benefactor Alvise Grimani for a job.
Casanova thus began his third career, as a violinist in the San Samuele theater , "a menial journeyman of a sublime art in which, if he who excels is admired, the mediocrity is rightly despised.
My profession was not a noble one, but I did not care. Calling everything prejudice, I soon acquired all the habits of my degraded fellow musicians.
They also sent midwives and physicians on false calls. Good fortune came to the rescue when Casanova, unhappy with his lot as a musician, saved the life of a Venetian patrician of the Bragadin family, who had a stroke while riding with Casanova in a gondola after a wedding ball.
They immediately stopped to have the senator bled. Then, at the senator's palace, a physician bled the senator again and applied an ointment of mercury—an all-purpose but toxic remedy at the time—to the senator's chest.
This raised his temperature and induced a massive fever, and Bragadin appeared to be choking on his own swollen windpipe. A priest was called as death seemed to be approaching.
However, despite protests from the attending physician, Casanova ordered the removal of the ointment and the washing of the senator's chest with cool water.
The senator recovered from his illness with rest and a sensible diet. As they were cabalists themselves, the senator invited Casanova into his household and became a lifelong patron.
I took the most creditable, the noblest, and the only natural course. I decided to put myself in a position where I need no longer go without the necessities of life: and what those necessities were for me no one could judge better than me No one in Venice could understand how an intimacy could exist between myself and three men of their character, they all heaven and I all earth; they most severe in their morals, and I addicted to every kind of dissolute living.
For the next three years under the senator's patronage, working nominally as a legal assistant, Casanova led the life of a nobleman, dressing magnificently and, as was natural to him, spending most of his time gambling and engaging in amorous pursuits.
Casanova had dug up a freshly buried corpse to play a practical joke on an enemy and exact revenge, but the victim went into a paralysis, never to recover.
And in another scandal, a young girl who had duped him [ clarification needed ] accused him of rape and went to the officials.
Escaping to Parma , Casanova entered into a three-month affair with a Frenchwoman he named "Henriette", perhaps the deepest love he ever experienced—a woman who combined beauty, intelligence, and culture.
In his words, "They who believe that a woman is incapable of making a man equally happy all the twenty-four hours of the day have never known an Henriette.
The joy which flooded my soul was far greater when I conversed with her during the day than when I held her in my arms at night.
Having read a great deal and having natural taste, Henriette judged rightly of everything. As noted Casanovist J. Rives Childs wrote:. Perhaps no woman so captivated Casanova as Henriette; few women obtained so deep an understanding of him.
She penetrated his outward shell early in their relationship, resisting the temptation to unite her destiny with his.
She came to discern his volatile nature, his lack of social background, and the precariousness of his finances. Before leaving, she slipped into his pocket five hundred louis, mark of her evaluation of him.
Crestfallen and despondent, Casanova returned to Venice, and after a good gambling streak, he recovered and set off on a grand tour , reaching Paris in Casanova was also attracted to Rosicrucianism.
It was in Lyons that a respectable individual, whose acquaintance I made at the house of M. I arrived in Paris a simple apprentice; a few months after my arrival I became companion and master; the last is certainly the highest degree in Freemasonry, for all the other degrees which I took afterwards are only pleasing inventions, which, although symbolical, add nothing to the dignity of master.
Casanova stayed in Paris for two years, learned the language, spent much time at the theater, and introduced himself to notables. Soon, however, his numerous liaisons were noted by the Paris police, as they were in nearly every city he visited.
In , his brother Francesco and he moved from Paris to Dresden , where his mother and sister Maria Maddalena were living. His new play, La Moluccheide , now lost, was performed at the Royal Theatre, where his mother often played in lead roles.
He finally returned to Venice in His police record became a lengthening list of reported blasphemies, seductions, fights, and public controversy.
Senator Bragadin, in total seriousness this time being a former inquisitor himself , advised his "son" to leave immediately or face the stiffest consequences.
On 26 July , at age 30, Casanova was arrested for affront to religion and common decency:  "The Tribunal, having taken cognizance of the grave faults committed by G.
Casanova primarily in public outrages against the holy religion, their Excellencies have caused him to be arrested and imprisoned under the Leads.
The following 12 September, without a trial and without being informed of the reasons for his arrest and of the sentence, he was sentenced to five years imprisonment.
He was placed in solitary confinement with clothing, a pallet bed, table, and armchair in "the worst of all the cells",  where he suffered greatly from the darkness, summer heat, and "millions of fleas".
He was soon housed with a series of cellmates, and after five months and a personal appeal from Count Bragadin, was given warm winter bedding and a monthly stipend for books and better food.
During exercise walks he was granted in the prison garret, he found a piece of black marble and an iron bar which he smuggled back to his cell; he hid the bar inside his armchair.
When he was temporarily without cellmates, he spent two weeks sharpening the bar into a spike on the stone. Then he began to gouge through the wooden floor underneath his bed, knowing that his cell was directly above the Inquisitor's chamber.
In his new cell, "I sat in my armchair like a man in a stupor; motionless as a statue, I saw that I had wasted all the efforts I had made, and I could not repent of them.
I felt that I had nothing to hope for, and the only relief left to me was not to think of the future. Overcoming his inertia, Casanova set upon another escape plan.
He solicited the help of the prisoner in the adjacent cell, Father Balbi, a renegade priest. The spike, carried to the new cell inside the armchair, was passed to the priest in a folio Bible carried under a heaping plate of pasta by the hoodwinked jailer.
The priest made a hole in his ceiling, climbed across and made a hole in the ceiling of Casanova's cell. To neutralize his new cellmate, who was a spy, Casanova played on his superstitions and terrorized him into silence.
The spy remained behind, too frightened of the consequences if he were caught escaping with the others. Casanova and Balbi pried their way through the lead plates and onto the sloping roof of the Doge's Palace, with a heavy fog swirling.
The drop to the nearby canal being too great, Casanova prised open the grate over a dormer window, and broke the window to gain entry.
They found a long ladder on the roof, and with the additional use of a bedsheet "rope" that Casanova had prepared, lowered themselves into the room whose floor was 25 feet below.
They rested until morning, changed clothes, then broke a small lock on an exit door and passed into a palace corridor, through galleries and chambers, and down stairs, where by convincing the guard they had inadvertently been locked into the palace after an official function, they left through a final door.
Thirty years later in , Casanova wrote Story of My Flight , which was very popular and was reprinted in many languages, and he repeated the tale a little later in his memoirs.
Thus did God provide me with what I needed for an escape which was to be a wonder if not a miracle. I admit that I am proud of it; but my pride does not come from my having succeeded, for luck had a good deal to do with that; it comes from my having concluded that the thing could be done and having had the courage to undertake it.
He knew his stay in Paris might be a long one and he proceeded accordingly: "I saw that to accomplish anything I must bring all my physical and moral faculties in play, make the acquaintance of the great and the powerful, exercise strict self-control, and play the chameleon.
His first task was to find a new patron. He reconnected with old friend de Bernis , now the Foreign Minister of France. Casanova was advised by his patron to find a means of raising funds for the state as a way to gain instant favor.
Casanova promptly became one of the trustees of the first state lottery , and one of its best ticket salesmen.
The enterprise earned him a large fortune quickly. In Casanova's view, "deceiving a fool is an exploit worthy of an intelligent man".
Casanova claimed to be a Rosicrucian and an alchemist , aptitudes which made him popular with some of the most prominent figures of the era, among them Madame de Pompadour , Count de Saint-Germain , d'Alembert , and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
So popular was alchemy among the nobles, particularly the search for the " philosopher's stone ", that Casanova was highly sought after for his supposed knowledge, and he profited handsomely.
De Bernis decided to send Casanova to Dunkirk on his first spying mission. He remarked in hindsight, "All the French ministers are the same.
They lavished money which came out of the other people's pockets to enrich their creatures, and they were absolute: The down-trodden people counted for nothing, and, through this, the indebtedness of the State and the confusion of finances were the inevitable results.
A Revolution was necessary. As the Seven Years' War began, Casanova was again called to help increase the state treasury. He was entrusted with a mission of selling state bonds in Amsterdam , Holland being the financial center of Europe at the time.
The French government even offered him a title and a pension if he would become a French citizen and work on behalf of the finance ministry, but he declined, perhaps because it would frustrate his Wanderlust.
He ran the business poorly, borrowed heavily trying to save it, and spent much of his wealth on constant liaisons with his female workers who were his " harem ".
Unfortunately, though he was released, his patron de Bernis was dismissed by Louis XV at that time and Casanova's enemies closed in on him.
He sold the rest of his belongings and secured another mission to Holland to distance himself from his troubles.
This time, however, his mission failed and he fled to Cologne , then Stuttgart in the spring of , where he lost the rest of his fortune.
He was yet again arrested for his debts, but managed to escape to Switzerland. Weary of his wanton life, Casanova visited the monastery of Einsiedeln and considered the simple, scholarly life of a monk.
He returned to his hotel to think on the decision, only to encounter a new object of desire, and reverting to his old instincts, all thoughts of a monk's life were quickly forgotten.
In , Casanova started styling himself the Chevalier de Seingalt, a name he would increasingly use for the rest of his life.
Casanova traveled to England in , hoping to sell his idea of a state lottery to English officials. He wrote of the English, "the people have a special character, common to the whole nation, which makes them think they are superior to everyone else.
It is a belief shared by all nations, each thinking itself the best. And they are all right. While working the political angles, he also spent much time in the bedroom, as was his habit.
As a means to find females for his pleasure, not being able to speak English, he put an advertisement in the newspaper to let an apartment to the "right" person.
He interviewed many young women, choosing one "Mistress Pauline" who suited him well. Soon, he established himself in her apartment and seduced her.
These and other liaisons, however, left him weak with venereal disease and he left England broke and ill.
He went on to the Austrian Netherlands , recovered, and then for the next three years, traveled all over Europe, covering about 4, miles by coach over rough roads, and going as far as Moscow and Saint Petersburg the average daily coach trip being about 30 miles.
Again, his principal goal was to sell his lottery scheme to other governments and repeat the great success he had with the French government, but a meeting with Frederick the Great bore no fruit and in the surrounding German lands, the same result.
Not lacking either connections or confidence, Casanova went to Russia and met with Catherine the Great , but she flatly turned down the lottery idea.
In , he was expelled from Warsaw following a pistol duel with Colonel Franciszek Ksawery Branicki over an Italian actress, a lady friend of theirs.
Both duelists were wounded, Casanova on the left hand. The hand recovered on its own, after Casanova refused the recommendation of doctors that it be amputated.
He tried his usual approach, leaning on well-placed contacts often Freemasons , wining and dining with nobles of influence, and finally arranging an audience with the local monarch, in this case Charles III.
When no doors opened for him, however, he could only roam across Spain, with little to show for it. In Barcelona, he escaped assassination and landed in jail for 6 weeks.
His Spanish adventure a failure, he returned to France briefly, then to Italy. In Rome, Casanova had to prepare a way for his return to Venice.
While waiting for supporters to gain him legal entry into Venice, Casanova began his modern Tuscan-Italian translation of the Iliad , his History of the Troubles in Poland , and a comic play.
To ingratiate himself with the Venetian authorities, Casanova did some commercial spying for them.
After months without a recall, however, he wrote a letter of appeal directly to the Inquisitors. At last, he received his long-sought permission and burst into tears upon reading "We, Inquisitors of State, for reasons known to us, give Giacomo Casanova a free safe-conduct So is our will.
At first, his return to Venice was a cordial one and he was a celebrity. Even the Inquisitors wanted to hear how he had escaped from their prison. Of his three bachelor patrons, however, only Dandolo was still alive and Casanova was invited back to live with him.
He received a small stipend from Dandolo and hoped to live from his writings, but that was not enough. He reluctantly became a spy again for Venice, paid by piece work, reporting on religion, morals, and commerce, most of it based on gossip and rumor he picked up from social contacts.
No financial opportunities of interest came about and few doors opened for him in society as in the past.
At age 49, the years of reckless living and the thousands of miles of travel had taken their toll. Casanova's smallpox scars, sunken cheeks, and hook nose became all the more noticeable.
His easygoing manner was now more guarded. Prince Charles de Ligne , a friend and uncle of his future employer , described him around He would be a good-looking man if he were not ugly; he is tall and built like Hercules, but of an African tint; eyes full of life and fire, but touchy, wary, rancorous—and this gives him a ferocious air.
It is easier to put him in a rage than to make him gay. He laughs little, but makes others laugh. He has a manner of saying things which reminds me of Harlequin or Figaro , and which makes them sound witty.
Venice had changed for him. Casanova now had little money for gambling, few willing females worth pursuing, and few acquaintances to enliven his dull days.
He heard of the death of his mother and, more paining, visited the deathbed of Bettina Gozzi, who had first introduced him to sex and who died in his arms.
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Their esteem if, doing me justice, they will have found that I have more virtues than faults; and their friendship as soon as they come to find me deserving of it by the frankness and good faith with which I submit myself to their judgment without in any way disguising what I am.
He also advises his readers that they "will not find all my adventures. I have left out those which would have offended the people who played a part in them, for they would cut a sorry figure in them.
Even so, there are those who will sometimes think me too indiscreet; I am sorry for it. In their original publication, the memoirs were divided into twelve volumes, and the unabridged English translation by Willard R.
Trask runs to more than 3, pages. Though his chronology is at times confusing and inaccurate, and many of his tales exaggerated, much of his narrative and many details are corroborated by contemporary writings.
He has a good ear for dialogue and writes at length about all classes of society. He celebrates the senses with his readers, especially regarding music, food, and women.
As for women, I have always found that the one I was in love with smelled good, and the more copious her sweat the sweeter I found it.
He demonstrates convincingly, "I can say vixi 'I have lived'. The manuscript of Casanova's memoirs was held by his relatives until it was sold to F.
Brockhaus publishers, and first published in heavily abridged versions in German around , then in French. The memoirs were heavily pirated through the ages and have been translated into some twenty languages.
But not until was the entire text published in its original language of French. For Casanova, as well as his contemporary sybarites of the upper class, love and sex tended to be casual and not endowed with the seriousness characteristic of the Romanticism of the 19th century.
Although multi-faceted and complex, Casanova's personality, as he described it, was dominated by his sensual urges: "Cultivating whatever gave pleasure to my senses was always the chief business of my life; I never found any occupation more important.
Feeling that I was born for the sex opposite of mine, I have always loved it and done all that I could to make myself loved by it. Casanova's ideal liaison had elements beyond sex, including complicated plots, heroes and villains, and gallant outcomes.
In a pattern he often repeated, he would discover an attractive woman in trouble with a brutish or jealous lover Act I ; he would ameliorate her difficulty Act II ; she would show her gratitude; he would seduce her; a short exciting affair would ensue Act III ; feeling a loss of ardor or boredom setting in, he would plead his unworthiness and arrange for her marriage or pairing with a worthy man, then exit the scene Act IV.
Casanova advises, "There is no honest woman with an uncorrupted heart whom a man is not sure of conquering by dint of gratitude.
It is one of the surest and shortest means. Verbal communication is essential—"without speech, the pleasure of love is diminished by at least two-thirds"—but words of love must be implied, not boldly proclaimed.
Despite detailing what was clearly an abduction and gang rape "It was during one Carnival, midnight had struck, we were eight, all masked, roving through the city Casanova claims not to be predatory "my guiding principle has been never to direct my attack against novices or those whose prejudices were likely to prove an obstacle" ; however, his conquests did tend to be insecure or emotionally exposed women.
Casanova valued intelligence in a woman: "After all, a beautiful woman without a mind of her own leaves her lover with no resource after he had physically enjoyed her charms.
But in simple reasoning and in delicacy of feeling we must yield to women. Casanova writes that he stopped short of intercourse with a year-old named Helene: "little Helene, whom I enjoyed, while leaving her intact.
Petersburg as a sexual slave. In the memoirs, he described the Russian girl as emphatically prepubescent: "Her breasts had still not finished budding.
She was in her thirteenth year. She had nowhere the definitive mark of puberty. In , when he was almost 50, Casanova encountered in Trieste a former lover, the actress Irene, now accompanied by her nine-year-old daughter.
I encouraged her to receive the offer, and the baron fell in love. This was lucky for Irene. Gambling was a common recreation in the social and political circles in which Casanova moved.
In his memoirs, Casanova discusses many forms of 18th-century gambling—including lotteries , faro , basset , piquet , biribi , primero , quinze , and whist —and the passion for it among the nobility and the high clergy.
Most gamblers were on guard against cheaters and their tricks. Scams of all sorts were common, and Casanova was amused by them. Casanova gambled throughout his adult life, winning and losing large sums.
He was tutored by professionals, and he was "instructed in those wise maxims without which games of chance ruin those who participate in them".
He was not above occasionally cheating and at times even teamed with professional gamblers for his own profit. Casanova claims that he was "relaxed and smiling when I lost, and I won without covetousness".
However, when outrageously duped himself, he could act violently, sometimes calling for a duel. What made me gamble was avarice.
I loved to spend, and my heart bled when I could not do it with money won at cards. Casanova was recognized by his contemporaries as an extraordinary person, a man of far-ranging intellect and curiosity.
He was a true adventurer, traveling across Europe from end to end in search of fortune, seeking out the most prominent people of his time to help his cause.
He was religious, a devout Catholic, and believed in prayer: "Despair kills; prayer dissipates it; and after praying man trusts and acts.
He was, by vocation and avocation, a lawyer, clergyman, military officer, violinist, con man, pimp, gourmand, dancer, businessman, diplomat, spy, politician, medic, mathematician, social philosopher, cabalist, playwright, and writer.
His novel Icosameron is an early work of science fiction. Born of actors, he had a passion for the theater and for an improvised, theatrical life.
But with all his talents, he frequently succumbed to the quest for pleasure and sex, often avoiding sustained work and established plans, and got himself into trouble when prudent action would have served him better.
His true occupation was living largely on his quick wits, steely nerves, luck, social charm, and the money given to him in gratitude and by trickery.
Prince Charles de Ligne , who understood Casanova well, and who knew most of the prominent individuals of the age, thought Casanova the most interesting man he had ever met: "there is nothing in the world of which he is not capable.
The only things about which he knows nothing are those which he believes himself to be expert: the rules of the dance, the French language, good taste, the way of the world, savoir vivre.
It is only his comedies which are not funny, only his philosophical works which lack philosophy—all the rest are filled with it; there is always something weighty, new, piquant, profound.
He is a well of knowledge, but he quotes Homer and Horace ad nauseam. His wit and his sallies are like Attic salt.
He is sensitive and generous, but displease him in the slightest and he is unpleasant, vindictive, and detestable.
He believes in nothing except what is most incredible, being superstitious about everything. He loves and lusts after everything.
He is proud because he is nothing. Never tell him you have heard the story he is going to tell you.
Never omit to greet him in passing, for the merest trifle will make him your enemy. According to Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary , 11th ed.
The first usage of the term in written English was around References in culture to Casanova are numerous—in books, films, theater, and music.
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Oxford University Press. The Adventurer. New York: Basic Books. History of My Life. New York: Everyman's Library. By pieds , Casanova refers to the French king's foot which was The pouce or historic French inch was slightly larger in modern inches: 1.
Thus, Casanova's height can be calculated as having been around 1. He was about 16 cm or 3 inches taller than the average European man of that time.
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April 11, United States. Top Male Occupations in Laborer. Top Female Occupations in Housekeeper. Census Record There are 10, census records available for the last name Casanova.
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Discover More. Famous Casanova Family Ancestors Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree. Hans efternamn har blivit synonymt med kvinnotjusare.
Självbiografin har bara publicerats i delar fram till modern tid. Nu finns den helt utgiven komplett med kopparstick. Han blev dock därefter adopterad av den rike senatorn Matteo Bragadin och levde en tid i lyx.Bedeutung, Beispiele, Ergänzungen. Suchergebnis für "ein Casanova sein" ein Verführer von Frauen sein, "Ein Casanova zu sein bedeutet viel mehr, als nur. Bedeutung. Giacomo Casanova war ein italienischer Abenteurer und Autor, der für seine vielen Liebschaften bekannt wurde. Noch heute ist der Name. Synonyme für Casanova. 45 gefundene Synonyme in 5 Gruppen. 1 Bedeutung: Casanova. Casanova Schürzenjäger Frauenheld. 2 Bedeutung: Verführer.