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BornAuguste Meynier
October 9, 1861
Nimes, France
DiedDecember 16, 1942 (age 81)

Agosta-Meynier (1861-1942) began performing professional in 1874. Founder and President of two magical societies in France: L'Association Syndicale des Artistes Prestidigitateurs in 1903 and later le Syndicat International des Artistes Prestidigitateurs in 1928.


Agosta-Meynier also founded two magic periodicals: Le Journal de la prestidigitation (1905-1914) and Le Prestidigitateur in 1919.[1]


  1. Tricks That Mystify (incl. Who's Who in Magic) by Will Goldston (1934)