Louis Apollinaire Christien Emmanuel Comte "The King's Conjurer" (born Geneva, June 22, 1788 - Rueil, November 25, 1859), also known simply as Comte, was a celebrated nineteenth-century Parisian magician, greatly admired by Robert-Houdin.
He performed for Louis XVIII at the Tuileries Palace and was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur by Louis-Philippe. He was sometimes called "The Conjurer of the Three Kings" (Louis XVIII, Charles X, and Louis-Philippe).
Comte owned a theater in the Passage Choiseul.
- Milbourne Christopher, David Copperfield, The Illustrated History of Magic, 2005, p. 133. ISBN 0-7867-1688-6.
- Henry Ridgely Evans, The Old and the New Magic, Chicago, 1906. Reprinted 2006, ISBN 1-4286-3672-2. p. 150ff.
- Jacques Voignier, preface to The Magic of Robert-Houdin: An Artist's Life at The Miracle Factory
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