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The Bamberg family of performing magicians evolving six consecutive generations that started in 1760 with Eliaser Bamberb in Leyden, Holland.

Eliaser Bamberg had one son David Leendert.

David Leendert had four children, two were actors and two magicians. One being Tobias.

Tobias had one son, David Tobias.

David Tobias had six sons. Three of them are magicians. Emile, who specializes in sleight of hand work for social parties; Edward, who presented various magical novelties in America, and Theo.

Theo had two sons (David born in 1904 and Donald, born in 1920) and a daughter (Dorothy). David, who first appeared on the stage in Russia, at the age of four, as a little Chinaman, having been produced from a cloth. After completing his education in America, he joined Julius Zancig, the world-famous telepathist and worked in partnership with him for a number of years, after which he left for England. In 1921, he returned to America and appeared in various magical acts. Finally, David went abroad in pursuance of success, and presented his original comedy shadowgraph act in Vienna, touring all of Europe with his act. Theo and David also worked together for a time.


  • Abraham Bamberg (1794 - ?), possibly another son on Eliaser, was a circus performer and magician.
  • Jasper Bamberg (1698 - 1780) by legend, an alchemist (possibly no relation)
  • H. J. Burlingame (1852 - 1915), who used the stage name Jasper Bamberg while performing in Chicago and was taught by David Tobias Bamberg, is not related to the Bambergs.


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  • Okito and the Bamberg Dynasty by Dr. Robert J. Albo, Magic, Feburary 2007.
  • ABRAHAM BAMBERG, The Augmentation of a Dynasty by Peter Brauning, Gibeciere Vol 02 No 01 (2007).