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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.
His experiences have been related in his autobiography: Fifty Years in the Magic Circle. Hartford. 1871.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Blitz, Antonio". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
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