On the set of Atlantis-Film "The secret of Casanova" Produced byZDF Director: Eike Schmitz Casanova: Adrian Becker. Costumes, Settings and Historic Research: Atelier Pietro Longhi
Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt 2 April 1725 - 4 June 1798) was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century.
He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer". He associated with European royalty, popes and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Voltaire, Goethe and Mozart.