25 Top Magicians Throughout History

Have you ever wondered how magicians do their tricks? Well, today we’re not going to be giving anything away, but we will be introducing you to some of the greatest magicians to have ever pulled a rabbit from a hat. Whether it’s bar magicians doing simple card tricks or underwater escape artists, these are the 25 Top Magicians Throughout History!

25

Lu Chen

Lu ChenSource: theguardian.com

Commonly referred to as Taiwan’s most famous magician, many refer to him as Asia’s David Copperfield due to his popularity around the continent.

24

Gopinath Muthukad

Gopinath MuthukadSource: bbc.com

A popular magician and escapologist, Gopinah started the first magic academy of Asia in Kerala, India.

23

The Pendragons

The PendragonsSource: nytimes.com

Jonathan and Charlotte Pendragon were a husband and wife team of illusionists who labeled their work “physical grand illusion.” They pioneered several tricks and performed at presidential galas.

22

Tomas De La Cruz

Tomas De La CruzSource: ranker.com

Self titled “Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini,” Tomas is a former US Marine from the Dominican Republic that wowed audiences on America’s Got Talent.

21

Mark Wilson

Mark WilsonSource: washingtonpost.com

Mark is widely credited as being the first major TV magician. He established illusion-shows as a television format.



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