Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugène

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugène Gender: M
born on 7 December 1805 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Blois, France, 47n35, 1e20
Timezone LMT m1e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 15°11' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°54 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 14°20'

Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin


French magician, widely considered the father of the modern style of conjuring.

Robert-Houdin felt that every magic program should be arranged so one trick builds upon each other. One surprise should lead to an even bigger surprise. Some of the tricks and illusions Robert-Houdin presented became classics, such as second sight, ethereal suspension, and the marvellous orange tree.

He died of pneumonia in Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt, France on 13 June 1871 at the age of sixty-five.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'R' pdf file, p. 86.


  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Pneumonia)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Magic
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Father of the modern style of conjuring)