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Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser , born June 19, , Vienna , Austria—died March 11, , Vienna , Austrian amateur conjurer who was one of the most brilliant inventors of small manipulative tricks, especially with playing cards.

Hofzinser, who never appeared outside Austria , was one of the first to advocate simplicity of performance, eliminating elaborate costumes and stage apparatus. Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. See Article History. This article was most recently revised and updated by John M. Cunningham , Readers Editor. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:.

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The Magic of J. N. Hofzinser

For several years now, Magic Christian has researched the life and works of, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, the father of all card conjurers, who was also a contemporary of the singer, actor, and playwright Johann Nestroy. His creative ideas influence magicians to this very day and he is rightfully referred to as the father of parlour- and card-magic. It transpired that the material was sufficient to fill three books with humour, historical facts, and effects. For the first time, this master of parlour-magic is presented as a real person. Fascinating descriptions of his surroundings and his character add to the addictive content of the books. HOFZINSER is presented as legendary magician, a romantic poet, a hated critic, a keen balloonist, and a friend of various well-known celebrities of the time. Because of the importance of this work, the author and the publishers have decided to limit the edition to numbered books.

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Life of Hofzinser

Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser , born June 19, , Vienna , Austria—died March 11, , Vienna , Austrian amateur conjurer who was one of the most brilliant inventors of small manipulative tricks, especially with playing cards. Hofzinser, who never appeared outside Austria , was one of the first to advocate simplicity of performance, eliminating elaborate costumes and stage apparatus. Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback.

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Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser

No doctor title by the University, he used the name Dr. Without a doubt the most important Magician for cards magic of all times, employed in the ministry for finances in Vienna as a clerk, enthusiast in the art of magic, beloved by the Viennese society for several decades, represented for sure the attitude of the 19th century. Many facts would be forgotten so far if there had not been the young eager Amateur magician Ottokar FISCHER more than hundred years ago, who found by chance one of his pupils. Fischer was supposed to write an obituary about this man and found him still healthy and alive.

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If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion. Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser is called the Father of Card Magic by the most prominent representatives of modern card-artistry. Hofzinser was a minor employee at the financial department of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy. He used the name Dr.

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