Jacob Philadelphia

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Birthday
14, 1735
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 1, 1795 (59)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1735
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 1, 1795 (59)

About

Former magician and kabbalist remembered as the pioneer of Phantasmagoria, a performance magic show about ghosts.

Before Fame

He received his education from Dr. Christopher Witt.

Trivia

He wrote the book Little Treatise on Strange and Suitable Feats in 1774.

Family Life

He was born in England.

Associated With

He was born Jacob Meyer, but changed his last name to Philadelphia to honor the memory of Benjamin Franklin, who was born in the American city.