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Harry Houdini

1874 - 1926

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Harry Houdini (, born Erich Weisz; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-American escape artist, magic man, and stunt performer, noted for his escape acts. His pseudonym is a reference to his spiritual master, French magician Robert-Houdin (1805–1871). He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the United States 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 11,536,773 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Harry Houdini is the most popular magician, the 9th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian Magician.

Harry Houdini was a famous magician and escape artist. He was most famous for his ability to escape from any type of restraint.

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Among magicians, Harry Houdini ranks 1 out of 11After him are David Copperfield, Uri Geller, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, James Randi, David Blaine, Criss Angel, Ricky Jay, Dynamo, Derren Brown, and Penn Jillette.

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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, Herbert Hoover, Howard Carter, Edward Thorndike, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Ernst Cassirer, Chaim Weizmann, and Max Scheler. Among people deceased in 1926, Harry Houdini ranks 5Before him are Claude Monet, Antoni Gaudí, Mehmed VI, and Rainer Maria Rilke. After him are Emperor Taishō, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Camillo Golgi, Mary Cassatt, and Emil Kraepelin.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Harry Houdini ranks 9 out of 866Before him are Elizabeth Báthory (1560), John von Neumann (1903), Rudolf Steiner (1861), Theodor Herzl (1860), Matthias Corvinus (1443), and George Soros (1930). After him are Louis II of Hungary (1506), Stephen I of Hungary (975), Miklós Horthy (1868), Imre Nagy (1896), Ignaz Semmelweis (1818), and Gaiseric (389).

Among MAGICIANS In Hungary

Among magicians born in Hungary, Harry Houdini ranks 1