Known as Herrmann the Great, this 19th-century French native came from a long line of famous magicians. Throughout his early life on stage, Herrmann the Great learned from his brother, Carl Herrmann, eventually overshadowing him with acts like the bullet catch. What Alexander became most known for was a conjuring trick that would become a staple of low-brow magicians and favorites across the ages. Herrmann was among the first magicians to actually pull a live rabbit from out of his hat. While we know the ins-and-outs of this very basic illusion, for his time, Herrmann the Great was performing impossible feats.