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Zati Sungur

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Zati Sungur

Cover of Genii (1958)
BornMarch 10, 1898
Bursa, Turkey
DiedJuly 6, 1984 (age 86)
Resting placeZincirlikuyu cemetery

Zati Sungur (1898-1984) was a professional illusionist, starting in 1920, that toured Europe and South America along with his real name as "Zati Bey", "Sati Richmond" and "Conde Sati von Richmond."[1][2][3]


He created the "Thin Model Sawing Illusion" around 1932.[4]

Sungur retired in 1965 to teach and manufacture magic.

He last appeared on stage was in 1983 during the months of April and May on a North American tour at the age of 86.[5]

Awards and honors

  • Karlovy Vary Magic Festival - 1st prize 1975
  • Karlovy Vary Magic Festival - 1st prize 1981


  3. Cover, Genii 1958 June
  4. Chapter 3 MODERN MAGIC AND ZATI SUNGUR in Magic in Istanbul by Dr. Metin And (1978)
  5. Obit, Genii 1984 July