Antonio Blitz

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Antonio Blitz (born in Deal, Kent, England, 21 June 1810; died in Philadelphia, 28 January 1877) was a magician who worked mainly in Europe and the United States.


At 13 years of age, he began his career in Hamburg, Germany. After traveling for two years in northern Europe, he returned to England, appearing first in Dover in December 1825. He then visited Ireland and Scotland. In 1834, he went to the United States, and, after performing in New York City, traveled throughout that country. Later he visited Canada and the West Indies. On his return from the south he settled in Philadelphia, where he resided until his death.

Further reading[edit]

His experiences have been related in his autobiography: Fifty Years in the Magic Circle. Hartford. 1871.