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The Greatest Famous Magicians

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. 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 world, 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?".

This is not a complete list of all magicians, so if you don't see you favorite magician or illusionist on here, make sure to add them to the 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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    added by Magic Man Smoothini 1980 America's Got Talent

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    added by JimmyHale 1934 I would rank the Amazing Blackstones, Harry Jr and Harry Sr as number three and four ...

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    added by kareemahmed06 Kareem Ahmed 2000 magician

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    added by AkshayJyothis Gopinath Muthukad 1964 He is a Merlin award winner.

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