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| birth_day                =  November 10,
 
| birth_day                =  November 10,
 
| birth_year                =  1873
 
| birth_year                =  1873
| birth_place              = Leschan, Austria
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| birth_place              = Austria Leschan, Mähren (now Lešany, CZ)
 
| death_day                =  December 01,  
 
| death_day                =  December 01,  
 
| death_year                =  1940
 
| death_year                =  1940
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| death_place              = Vienna Austria
 
| resting_place            = Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria
 
| resting_place            = Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria
 
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== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
Ottokar Fischer Marteau was born in Leschan, a small village in Austria.
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Ottokar Fischer was born in Leschan, a small village in Mähren, Austria (now Lešany, CZ), to Josef Fischer und Christine Fischer (born Večera). In 1891 he was married to Barbara Eiböck (1875-1938).
  
 
In 1883 his parents moved to Vienna, where he saw [[Charles Arbre]], [[Herman Mellini]], [[Ben Ali Bey]], and other noted performers. He gave his own first public performance at age 18. He billed himself as "O.F. Marteau".  
 
In 1883 his parents moved to Vienna, where he saw [[Charles Arbre]], [[Herman Mellini]], [[Ben Ali Bey]], and other noted performers. He gave his own first public performance at age 18. He billed himself as "O.F. Marteau".  
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(Note: Some sources in Internet claim Fischer's name was "Ottokar Fischer Marteau", which is wrong.)
  
 
Fischer studied with A. Fredmar, the only pupil of [[Compars Herrmann]]. In 1896 Fischer met [[George Heubeck]], who was the successor of [[J. N. Hofzinser]]. Heubeck taught Fischer all of Hofzinser's effects.  
 
Fischer studied with A. Fredmar, the only pupil of [[Compars Herrmann]]. In 1896 Fischer met [[George Heubeck]], who was the successor of [[J. N. Hofzinser]]. Heubeck taught Fischer all of Hofzinser's effects.  
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After the First World War he no longer performed publicly and dedicated his life to the history of magic, in particular to the life of Austrian and European magicians.  
 
After the First World War he no longer performed publicly and dedicated his life to the history of magic, in particular to the life of Austrian and European magicians.  
  
Fischer was the founder of the "Wiener Magischer Klub" and its president for many years.<ref>Obituaries [[Genii 1941 April]], vol. 5, no. 8, page 268 by Dolf Rudin</ref>
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Fischer was the founder of the "Wiener Magischer Klub" and its president for many years.<ref>[[Genii 1941 April|Genii Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 8, April 1941]], Obituary, Ottokar Fischer, November 10, 1873 - December 1, 1940, by Dolf Rudin, page 268</ref>
  
 
He is buried at Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria.<ref>[http://www.findacadabra.com Findacadabra] - World map of magic places</ref>
 
He is buried at Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria.<ref>[http://www.findacadabra.com Findacadabra] - World map of magic places</ref>
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== Books ==
 
== Books ==
* [[J. N. Hofzinser's Card Conjuring]] - Kartenkunste (1910)
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* [[J. N. Hofzinser's Card Conjuring]] - Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Kartenkünste (1910)
 
* The Miracle Book of Magic (Das Wunderbuch der Zauberkunst) (1929)  
 
* The Miracle Book of Magic (Das Wunderbuch der Zauberkunst) (1929)  
* Illustrated Magic - Zauberkunste (1931)
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* Illustrated Magic - Zauberkünste (1931)
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* Aus Eins Mach' Zehn (1937)
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* Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Zauberkünste (1942)  
  
 
{{References}}
 
{{References}}
 
{{Wikipedia}}
 
{{Wikipedia}}
 
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* Die Zauberwelt, Vol. 8, No. 9, September 1902, Ottokar Fischer, by Josef Hartel, page 179
 
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* Cover, The Sphinx, Vol. 2, No. 6 August 1903, The Magician of the Month – Ottokar Fischer, page 68
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* Cover, The American Magician, Vol. 2, No. 8, November 1910, Ottokar Fischer, page 115
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* Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 16, No. 2, April 1936, OTTOKAR FISCHER, I.B.M. No. 316, page 96
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* The Linking Ring, Vol. 21, No. 2, April 1941, Death of Ottokar Fischer, by H. R. Evans, page 132
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* The Sphinx, Vol. 40, No. 2, April 1941, Ottokar Fischer Dies, page 117
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* The Magic Wand, Vol. 30, No. 191, October-November 1941, Ottokar Fischer, by S. H. Sharpe, page 145 
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* Magie (Magischer Zirkel v. Deutschland), Vol. 71, No. 3, März 1991, Aktuelles, Reinhard Müller, Ottokar Fischers Todestag jährt sich am 1. Dezember 1990 zum fünfzigsten Male., page 100
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* The New Tops, Vol. 30, No. 5, May 1990, MEN OF MAGIC, by Robert Olson - Hofzinser, page 34 
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* M-U-M, Vol. 95, No. 7, December 2005, Who’s Who in Viennese Magic - Ottokar Fischer, page 32
  
  

Revision as of 05:00, 4 August 2018

Ottokar Fischer

As Viennese Correspondent to Conjurers Monthly Magazine, 1906
BornOttokar Fischer
November 10, 1873
Austria Leschan, Mähren (now Lešany, CZ)
DiedDecember 01, 1940 (age 67)
Vienna Austria
Resting placeZentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria
CategoriesBooks by Ottokar Fischer

Ottokar Fischer (1873 - 1940) was was an Austrian magician.


Biography

Ottokar Fischer was born in Leschan, a small village in Mähren, Austria (now Lešany, CZ), to Josef Fischer und Christine Fischer (born Večera). In 1891 he was married to Barbara Eiböck (1875-1938).

In 1883 his parents moved to Vienna, where he saw Charles Arbre, Herman Mellini, Ben Ali Bey, and other noted performers. He gave his own first public performance at age 18. He billed himself as "O.F. Marteau". (Note: Some sources in Internet claim Fischer's name was "Ottokar Fischer Marteau", which is wrong.)

Fischer studied with A. Fredmar, the only pupil of Compars Herrmann. In 1896 Fischer met George Heubeck, who was the successor of J. N. Hofzinser. Heubeck taught Fischer all of Hofzinser's effects.

Starting in 1898 Fischer managed and appeared regularly at the Kratky Baschik theatre in Vienna, a magic theatre with nearly 1000 seats. For 12 years he performed daily with a two and a half-hour show of magic. Several times Fischer performed before the Imperial Court of Austria and before other crowned heads.

After the First World War he no longer performed publicly and dedicated his life to the history of magic, in particular to the life of Austrian and European magicians.

Fischer was the founder of the "Wiener Magischer Klub" and its president for many years.[1]

He is buried at Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria.[2]

Awards and honors

Books

  • J. N. Hofzinser's Card Conjuring - Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Kartenkünste (1910)
  • The Miracle Book of Magic (Das Wunderbuch der Zauberkunst) (1929)
  • Illustrated Magic - Zauberkünste (1931)
  • Aus Eins Mach' Zehn (1937)
  • Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Zauberkünste (1942)

References

  1. Genii Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 8, April 1941, Obituary, Ottokar Fischer, November 10, 1873 - December 1, 1940, by Dolf Rudin, page 268
  2. Findacadabra - World map of magic places
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  • Die Zauberwelt, Vol. 8, No. 9, September 1902, Ottokar Fischer, by Josef Hartel, page 179
  • Cover, The Sphinx, Vol. 2, No. 6 August 1903, The Magician of the Month – Ottokar Fischer, page 68
  • Cover, The American Magician, Vol. 2, No. 8, November 1910, Ottokar Fischer, page 115
  • Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 16, No. 2, April 1936, OTTOKAR FISCHER, I.B.M. No. 316, page 96
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 21, No. 2, April 1941, Death of Ottokar Fischer, by H. R. Evans, page 132
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 40, No. 2, April 1941, Ottokar Fischer Dies, page 117
  • The Magic Wand, Vol. 30, No. 191, October-November 1941, Ottokar Fischer, by S. H. Sharpe, page 145
  • Magie (Magischer Zirkel v. Deutschland), Vol. 71, No. 3, März 1991, Aktuelles, Reinhard Müller, Ottokar Fischers Todestag jährt sich am 1. Dezember 1990 zum fünfzigsten Male., page 100
  • The New Tops, Vol. 30, No. 5, May 1990, MEN OF MAGIC, by Robert Olson - Hofzinser, page 34
  • M-U-M, Vol. 95, No. 7, December 2005, Who’s Who in Viennese Magic - Ottokar Fischer, page 32


Wikipedia-logo.png This page incorporated content from Ottokar Fischer (German),

a page hosted on Wikipedia(de). Please consult the history of the original page to see a list of its authors. Therefor, this article is also available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License