So who exactly was le Comte de Saint-Germain, the never-aging man of mystery who left so few clues behind? How could he hobnob around Europe throughout the 1700’s and never appear to grow old? He looked the same in London in 1743 as he did in St. Peterburg in 1762, as he did Paris in 1789. Was he a clever charlatan, a skilled alchemist, a royal spy, or perhaps … something more? The answer lies in which theory and which source you trust.