The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Hermann, Alexander

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HERMANN, hėr'mạn, Alexander, American conjurer: b. Paris, France, 10 Feb. 1844; d. near Great Valley, N. Y., 17 Dec. 1896. From his brother Carl, Alexander took his earliest lessons in sleight-of-hand and the brothers then traveled in Europe and became widely known as skilled conjurers. Coming to the United States in 1867 they met with great success. The elder presently returned to Europe, but Alexander became a citizen of the United States, made a tour of the world and had few equals in his profession.