Alexander Herrmann

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Birthday
10, 1844
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 17, 1896 (52)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1844
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 17, 1896 (52)

About

Known as "Herrmann the Great," he performed a world-famous magic act. He became known for his card-throwing and bullet-catching tricks.

Before Fame

He studied with his brother Carl, who was also a traveling magician. Alexander, Carl, and their fourteen siblings were the children of Samuel Herrmann, a doctor and occasional magician.

Trivia

It was in St. Petersburg, Russia at a banquet for the Spanish minister that he was dubbed "Herrmann the Great."

Family Life

He met his future wife, a dancer by the name of Mademoiselle Scarcez, on a ship and persuaded her to marry him before they reached the shore.

Associated With

The bullets used in his bullet-catching trick were fired out of the same kind of gun that later killed magician Chung Ling Soo while he was performing the same trick.