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Carlo Rossetti

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Carlo Rossetti
BornOctober 18, 1876
Turin, Italy
Rome, Italy

Carlo Rossetti (1876-1948) was a journalist, Italian diplomat and amateur magician.


His interest in magic started late in life and was almost entirely self-taught, studying the works of Robert Houdin and Professor Hoffmann. He performed at social and diplomatic functions throughout Europe.[1]

Rossetti was a member of the I.B.M.

Note: name often misspelled as "Rosetti".

Published works

  • Bibliographie Italienne de la Prestidigitation (5 vols, 1909-14)
  • Trucco c'e ... ma non si vede (1926)
  • Magia delle Carte (1935; revised ed 1940)
  • "A Royal Command Performance of 4600 Years Ago," The Sphinx, May 1933


  1. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)