Lazarus Colloredo (1617-1646) is perhaps the earliest example of a man who became widely famous as a human freak. Born in Genoa, Italy, Lazarus toured Europe for a decade. He made his living by exhibiting himself to a public that was drawn to see the unusual.
Lazarus Colloredo was a handsome, courteous man. He got married and fathered several children, all of whom were normal. Lazarus also had a parasitic twin named Joannes Baptista, who dangled from his midsection.
Joannes Baptista had only an upper body and a left leg that protruded out of Lazarus. Joannes never spoke; he never opened his mouth or eyes. Lazarus kept him covered up with a cloak when not performing.