Saturday, 3 October 2015

The Limbless Magician Of 18th Century London

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Matthias Buchinger (1674-1740) was a German artist, magician and illustrator, born without hands or legs. Despite his handicap Buchinger was an accomplished magician, causing balls to disappear from under cups and birds to appear from nowhere.

It was also said Matthias Buchinger was unbeatable at cards and would dazzle audiences with his amazing displays of marksmanship. Buchinger liked to build ships in a bottle. He had tremendous dexterity, in spite of his disability.

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