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Jean Poisson

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Jean Poisson
DiedJuly 12 1985
Angers, France

Jean Poisson (1915-1985) worked professionally as "John Fish".


The son of a lawyer, Poisson was involved with magic since childhood and gained a reputation for his expertise in the Art.

He held I.B.M. No. 9607 beginning in 1966 and was a member of Ring 86 (Brussels, Belgium). He was an ardent worker for the I.B.M. and was instrumental in the formation of a number of Rings in Europe.He was a Past European Vice President of the I.B.M. and a holder of the Robert Houdin Medal for the best French Ambassador of magic in foreign countries.[1]

Taking up mentalism later in life, he started doing private bookings under the name "Jean Sonis".


  1. Broken Wand, Linking Ring, Oct 1985