Pantheon has 11 people classified as magicians born between 1805 and 1982. Of these 11, 7 (63.64%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living magicians include David Copperfield, Uri Geller, and David Blaine. The most famous deceased magicians include Harry Houdini, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, and James Randi. As of October 2020, 1 new magicians have been added to Pantheon including Penn Jillette.
Most magicians were born in United States (5), United Kingdom (2), and Hungary (1). By city, the most common birth places were Brooklyn (2), Budapest (1), and Metuchen, New Jersey (1).The most common death places of magicians were United States (3) and France (1). By city, these were Detroit (1), Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt (1), and Plantation, Florida (1).
The earliest biographies classified as magicians in Pantheon are James Randi, Harry Houdini, and Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin. The concentration of magicians was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier magicians are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.
Which Magicians were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 4 most globally memorable Magicians since 1700.