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Mademoiselle Patrice

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Mademoiselle Patrice
BornAugusta Patrizia De Rella
Middlesex, UK


Mademoiselle Patrice (fl. 1890s), born of a German mother in the United Kingdom, was the first lady magician to be called a 'conjuress'.


She originally assisted Charles Bertram and later became known as a very accomplished magician in her own right Married to C. Lang Neil in 1893, Mademoiselle Patrice entertained royalty on a number of occasions. She was a very well-educated women and spoke several European languages.


  • Genii 1948 February, Vol 12, issue 6, p. 173, P C Sorcar: Ladies in Magic
  • Linking Ring Vol 38, iss 11, p28 (Jan 1959)
  • Magic Circular vol 74, iss 806, (May 1980)
  • London Census 1901 & 1911