Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin Magician

Birthday December 6, 1805
Birthplace France
Death Date Jun 13, 1871 (age 65)
Birth Sign Sagittarius


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.


He briefly pursued a career as a watchmaker.

Family Life

He had three children with Fran├žois Marguerite.

Associated With

He influenced fellow magician Dai Vernon.


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