Harry Houdini

1874 - 1926

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini (; born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry 'Handcuff' Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Houdini has received more than 7,911,897 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular magician.

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Among magicians, Harry Houdini ranks 1 out of 10After him are David Copperfield, Uri Geller, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, James Randi, David Blaine, Criss Angel, Ricky Jay, Dynamo, and Derren Brown.

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Among people born in 1874, Harry Houdini ranks 4Before him are Winston Churchill, Guglielmo Marconi, and Robert Frost. After him are Arnold Schoenberg, Howard Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Johannes Stark, Chaim Weizmann, Ernst Cassirer, and Edward Thorndike. Among people deceased in 1926, Harry Houdini ranks 5Before him are Claude Monet, Antoni Gaudí, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Mehmed VI. After him are Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Emperor Taishō, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Camillo Golgi, Rudolph Valentino, and Mary Cassatt.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Harry Houdini ranks 9 out of 500Before him are Jerome (345), George Soros (1930), Martin of Tours (316), Ferenc Puskás (1927), Odoacer (433), and Theodor Herzl (1860). After him are John von Neumann (1903), Stephen I of Hungary (975), Miklós Horthy (1868), Louis II of Hungary (1506), Imre Nagy (1896), and Gaiseric (389).

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Among magicians born in Hungary, Harry Houdini ranks 1

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