Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin

The French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin left his job as a watchmaker to perform tricks at the theaters in Paris from 1845 to 1855. He became so famous for his innovative shows, clothing and use of electricity, that even Napoleon sent him on missions to highlight his art, which got him named the “Father of Modern Magic”. He died of pneumonia on June 13th, 1861.

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