|born on||7 December 1805 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )|
|Place||Blois, France, 47n35, 1e20|
|Timezone||LMT m1e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||15°11' 00°54 Asc. 14°20'|
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.
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)