From Kook Science
4 May 1940
Lyon, Rhône, France
|Died||21 July 1983 (43)|
Ramatuelle (near Saint-Tropez), Var, France
|Known for||Claim to being Comte de Saint Germain|
Richard Saint-Germain (April 4, 1940 - July 21, 1983), also known as Richard Chanfray, was a Frenchman who claimed to be the immortal Comte de Saint Germain, alchemist and adventurer, and parlayed his claim into media appearances and a career in music, both as a solo singer and as a duet partner to Dalida, who was also his romantic partner from 1972 until 1981.
On the 28 January 1972 episode of the ORTF French-language program Le Troisième Œil (The Third Eye), Chanfray publicly claimed to be the Comte de Saint-Germain and performed demonstrations of the alchemical transmutation of lead to gold.
- "Le Secret de la Longue Vie" (in French), Le Troisième Œil, 28 Janv. 1972
Chanfray later appeared on the 6 December 1975 episode of the Radiotelevision Española Spanish-language program Directísimo (Very Direct), hosted by José María Íñigo, where he similarly performed the transformation of lead to gold.
- (in Spanish) Directísimo, 25 Dic. 1975
- Le Comte de Saint Germain, Les Révélations (Briand, 1972)
- Dalida & Richard Saint-Germain, Et de l'Amour, de l'Amour (International Shows, 1975)
- Richard St. Germain, Pour une Femme (Polydor, 1976)
- St. Germain, Le Frimeur (GT / Sonopresse, 1977)
- Saint-Germain, Du Gazon dans les Soucis (Sonopresse, 1977)
- Richard St. Germain, Gallaxie Express (Sonopresse, 1978)
- Saint-Germain, La Déposition (Carrère, 1980)
- Sevran, Pascal (1973) (in French), Le Comte De Saint-Germain, Aujourd'hui, Paris: Nouvel Office d'Edition, https://www.amazon.com/Comte-Saint-Germain-Aujourdhui-Pascal-Sevran/dp/B003V09JUS/?tag=apopheniacs-20
- Máñez, Francisco (in Spanish), ¿Qué fue del Conde de Saint Germain?, editorialbitacora.com, https://web.archive.org/web/20030421151658/http://www.editorialbitacora.com:80/bitacora/germain/germain.htm