Margiotta, Domenico (ca. 1896)

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Margiotta, Domenico (ca. 1896)

Presumed author of Souvenirs d'un trente-troisième: Adriano Lemmi, chef suprème des francs-maçons (1896) and Le Palladisme: Culte de Satan-Lucifer dans les triangles maçonniques (1895), which violently impeached the masonic Grand Master Lemmi of the crimes of devil worship and sorcery. These statements were amply proved to be without foundation. It transpired that these books were part of the Diana Vaughan conspiracy of Gabriel Jogand-Pagés ("Leo Taxil"), designed to embarrass the Roman Catholic Church and Freemasonry.

Sources:

Stein, Gordon. Encyclopedia of Hoaxes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1993.