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  • Carl Herrmann was a German illusionist. The Herrmann family name is known as the "first-family of magic". Alexander's father Samuel, a practicing German physician, was the first to enjoy magic as a hobby. Samuel's first son Carl, was born in 1816 and left medical school at an early age to pursue a career as a magician. He was the first in the family to gain fame as a conjurer. By the age of thirty, Carl was recognized as one of Europe’s most accomplished magician. Alexander Herrmann, who was 27 years younger than his brother Carl, also became a world famous magician.

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