Ferry Mader: A Master Juggler With Cups, Saucers, Candles, And Hats – by David Cain

Posted: July 30, 2015 by lambentI2e in Information

Very few jugglers have ever heard of Ferry Mader. This is true for even those who are fairly well read about the history of the art. However, most jugglers are aware of one of the tricks he invented and would be astounded at some of his other feats.

Ferry Mader was born Ferry Xaver on May 29th 1884 in Augsburg, Germany, where he lived his entire life. He wasn’t born into a performing family, but from an early age he developed a strong desire to be a performing artist of some kind. Against his parents’ wishes, he left home at the age of 19 to pursue a career as a juggler. He developed quite a unique repertoire of tricks and quickly found success on the stage.

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