January 11 1821
|Died||August 28 1889 (age 68) |
|Resting place||Vienna Central Cemetary|
Anton Kratky-Baschik (1821 - 1889) was born in Kozlan, a little town in Bohemia. He started out as a harmonica player with his brother having great success. By 1850, he was performing magic in Germany working with Samuel Bellachini. In 1857, Kratky-Baschik started working with Bartholomeo Bosco in England.
He performed before Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, November 3, 1858 and toured the United States for two years with P. T. Barnum's Show.
W. Wood De Gruchy, quoting German sources in the Wizard Vol. 2 - No. 15, gives his date of birth as November 6, 1820, in Prague.