KATTERFELTO (or KATERFELTO), GUSTAVUS (d. 1799) ,
See also:doctor and conjurer, was
See also:born in Prussia . About 1782 he came to
See also:London, where his advertisements in the
See also:newspapers, headed " Wonders ! Wonders ! Wonders!" enabled him to
See also:trade most profitably upon the credulity of the public during the widespread
See also:influenza epidemic of that
See also:year . His public entertainment, which, besides
See also:conjuring, included electrical and chemical experiments and demonstrations with the microscope, extracted a flattering testimonial from the royal
See also:family, who witnessed it in 1784 . The poet
See also:William Cowper refers to Katterfelto in The Task; he became notorious for a long tour he undertook, exciting marvel by his conjuring performances .
MARQUESS TARO KATSURA (1847– )
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