German Magicians: Compars Herrmann, Matthias Buchinger, August Roterberg, Florian Zimmer, Mathias Fischedick

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Carl (Compars) Herrmann (18161887) was a German illusionist. The Herrmann family name is known as the "first-family of magic". Alexander's father Samuel, a practicing German physician, was the first to enjoy magic as a hobby. Samuel's first son Carl (Compars), was born in 1816 and left medical school at an early ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Carl (Compars) Herrmann (18161887) was a German illusionist. The Herrmann family name is known as the "first-family of magic". Alexander's father Samuel, a practicing German physician, was the first to enjoy magic as a hobby. Samuel's first son Carl (Compars), was born in 1816 and left medical school at an early age to pursue a career as a magician. He was the first in the family to gain fame as a conjurer. By the age of thirty, Carl was recognized as one of Europes most accomplished magician. Alexander Herrmann, who was 27 years younger than his brother Carl, also became a world famous magician. According to Herrmann legend, Alexanders father was a part time magician and full time physician. Samuel Herrmann was a favorite of the Sultan of Turkey and sent for the magician often. The Sultan paid a princely sum for the entertainment. It was said that Samuel even performed for Napoleon Bonaparte. The story goes that he was receiving so much attention from the elite of Paris with his magic shows, that word spread to Napoleon himself. The self crowned emperor wanted Samuel to perform for him. Napoleon reportedly gave Samuel a gold watch for his performance for this august sole. Alexander carried the gold watch on the day of his death. It was passed on to his widow. Eventually his practice demanded more of his time so he eventually quit magic entirely. With the birth of his oldest son Compars in 1816 in Hanover Germany, he decided to settle down to continue his practice. This is the myth. The reality is confusing as a Hitchcock thriller. Some reports say that Samuel was never a professional magician, but a physician that only did magic as a hobby. Another report says that he was never a physician was a traveling magician never qu... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=21589329

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  • ISBN-13: 9781158390489
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Pages: 28
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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