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The century of the 1500s.

Unexact dates

  • Egg Bag known to have been used
  • A magician showed working with a pick-pocket in painting, "The Conjurer"[1]

Selected Magic Events By Year

(Click on date to see all magic events in that year)

  • 1597 - St Nicholas Owen thought to have masterminded John Gerard, S.J.'s famous escape from the Tower of London

Significant people


  1. History of Close Up Magic