The Greatest Famous Magicians People

The Greatest Famous Magicians

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List Criteria: Must be magicians or illusionists that exist(ed) in real life

The most famous magicians in the world are known for performing amazing magic tricks, stunning illusions, and starring in mesmerizing magic shows. The list of notable magicians includes famous illusionists like Criss Angel and David Copperfield, endurance artists like David Blaine, and old school magicians like Penn & Teller, and many Vegas magicians. Whatever your favorite magic style, this list of illusionists and magicians has all the greatest magic men and women in history.

The world of magic is a skilled and complicated place, shrouded in secrecy and mystery. The secrets of the world's greatest magic tricks are known by few, revered by many, and shared by almost no one. From the granddaddy of all magicians, Harry Houdini, to the new school of comic magicians and Las Vegas staples like The Amazing Johnathan, there are always new magicians coming up making their audience ponder the question of "how'd they do that?" From huge magician names, to lesser known illusionists, and arguably the best magician ever. the world of magic isn't just for Harry Potter books. Us muggles can enjoy it too.

Who is the best magician? This is not a complete list of all magicians, so if you don't see you favorite magician or he best illusionist (according to you) on here, make sure to add them to this magicians list so others can vote for them as their new favorite illusionist. 

If all this magic has raised your desire to see some great magic, get inspired with film quotes and movie clips from magic films like Now You See Me and The Prestige. And don't forget to see what these great magicians have inspired on the list of the greatest fictional magicians.


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    Died at 63 (1934-1997) I would rank the Amazing Blackstones, Harry Jr and Harry Sr as number three and four respectively behind Houdini and Copperfield.  Classic magic, fantastic showmanship; Jr was a consummate

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    Smoothini America's Got Talent

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    Gopinath Muthukad age 51 He is a Merlin award winner.

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    Ben Hanlin

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    Gary Kurtz. One of the best thinking magicians. A great creator of UNBELIVABLE magic with slight-of-hand-magic.

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    Collins Key

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    N.a.pasha Magician

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