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Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin

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Birthday
6, 1805
Birthplace
France
DEATH DATE
Jun 13, 1871 (65)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1805
Birthplace
France
DEATH DATE
Jun 13, 1871 (65)

About

Master magician remembered for his illusions and conjuring tricks. He established a popular French venue in which he performed such trademark magic tricks as "The Ethereal Suspension," "The Marvelous Orange Tree," and "Second Sight."

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Orleans at the age of eighteen.

Trivia

He briefly pursued a career as a watchmaker.

Family Life

He was married to François Marguerite Olympe Braconnier until his death.

Associated With

He influenced fellow magician Dai Vernon.