Talk:Harry Houdini

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Semi-protected edit request on 27 November 2018[edit]

Bithplace is untrue (talk) 15:58, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Not done. It's not clear what change(s) you want to make. Please make a precise request and provide reliable source(s) to back up any claims. –Deacon Vorbis (carbon • videos) 16:17, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 April 2019[edit]

Most biographers give his height as 5 ft 5 in, but descriptions vary. — Please use metric. (talk) 13:45, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

 Done, thanks! ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 13:59, 16 April 2019 (UTC)


@John from Idegon:,

sure, but read also here carefully, after I'll wait a few days, but the case is evident (for more thorough details anyone may check the articles of Austria-Hungary, Kingdom of Hungary (1526–1867), etc.):

The claim that because Budapest was in Austria-Hungary does not have any connection to the "verifiablity" of Austrian-Jewish descent ->

- Austria-Hungary was a joint monarchy of two separate states, with a totally distinct internal affairs

- There was no "Austro-Hungarian" citizenship, a subject was Austrian or Hungarian, never both (dual citizenship was banned), any Hungarian subject was alien to the Austrian Empire as vica versa.

- Budapest has been the capital of Hungary (Transleithania) with no connection to Austria, which capital has been Vienna (Cisleithania)

- the fact the page earlier contained this category was the mistake of someone who did not know generally the status and affairs of Austria-Hungary entirely with the common misbeliefs as referred earlier, since a long time these are repaired in WP.


- the category of "American people of Austrian-Jewish descent" is meant for people of Jewish descent that were (or the subjects ancestors) citizen of anytime Austria

- if you check the list of people in this category the people are not Hungarian but Austrian subjects, because the fact the two states made a monarchy did not change anything of the status quo of legal affairs and authorities in their respective territories, including citizenship. (there are only two Hungarians there from the Gabor family, and just and only because part of they ancestors originated from Galicia, that was part of the Austrian Empire then, thus for them both categories hold - despite they were only Hungarian citizens, but anyland-Jewish descent lineage is meant fo all ancestors and their respective citizenships)

- thus, Harry Houdini, born in Hungary, Budapest, a Hungarian native and citizen (thus cannot be a citizen of Austria), cannot be put into this category, unless there is verified he gained once Austrian citizenship and lost the Hungarian one, or it is verified that any of his ancestors of Jewish heritage had ever been the citizen of anytime Austria.(KIENGIR (talk) 21:00, 11 May 2019 (UTC))

Your arguments are not convincing. If you replace it (again), you'll clearly be edit warring. Content is dictated by consensus which you lack. I might suggest WP:DR. John from Idegon (talk) 22:33, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
@John from Idegon:, this is your opinion (amazed why it would be "not convincing"), but my arguments are flawless and professional, as similar cases we already successfully conducted regarding Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, Hermann Oberth or Philipp Lenard and many others in the past years, etc. and especially I care such cases from a long while with an expertise knowlegde in the area. Excuse me, we are far from edit warring, and I am sure that 7&6=thirteen understood the case (he did not maker any futher objection). In such cases if I opened the talk (= started consensus building), argued and it is not objected after waiting a considerable amount of time (a few days) and I make a bold edit again and there is no objection, that means it gained consensus. WP:DR is too early and unnecessary in this phase, and due to the weight, that is a very easy everyday case of repair of mistaken categorization. You can be sure I know the corresponding WP rules.(KIENGIR (talk) 22:44, 11 May 2019 (UTC))


Why remove Category:Spiritualism? --Hob Gadling (talk) 16:35, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Wrong Grace Hospital linked[edit]

Hi everyone.

While correct that Houdini died in Grace Hospital, it was not the current DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital as linked. The Grace Hospital where HH died was torn down in 1979 and replaced with the Harper Professional Building at 4160 John R St. This is part of the larger Harper-Wayne University Hospital complex. --Zencato (talk) 01:15, 13 September 2019 (UTC)