John Henry “The Great Wizard of the North” Anderson

John Henry “The Great Wizard of the North” Anderson

Birth
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland
Death 3 Feb 1874 (aged 59)
Darlington Unitary Authority, County Durham, England
Burial Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland
Memorial ID 31548891 · View Source
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Magician. Debuted in Aberdeen, Scotland in the 1830's. A/K/A: "The Caledonian Conjurer"; "The Great Wizard of the North" (a title he claimed had been bequeathed to him by Sir Walter Scott, the original Wizard of the North) Greatly respected by Harry Houdini who made a pilgrimage to his grave in Scotland.Traveled with his show to the United States, Canada, most European countries. First western show business act to perform in Russia. First magician ever to pull a rabbit out of a hat! Wives: Hannah and Angeline (Leona); sons: John Henry Jr., Oscar, and Philip (Prentice); daughters: Alice and Helena, nieces: Margaret (Nellie) and Isabella Jean (Bella); mistresses: Antonia (Louisa) and Miss Prentice. Died in Darlington, Scotland.


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Gravesite Details Headstone restored by Harry Houdini who also endowed a trust for the perpetual upkeep of the grave

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  • Created by: John T. Chiarella
  • Added: 19 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31548891
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry “The Great Wizard of the North” Anderson (16 Jul 1814–3 Feb 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31548891, citing Saint Nicholas Churchyard, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland ; Maintained by John T. Chiarella (contributor 12038633) .