Circus people are people who owned or were employed by a travelling circus, including performers suchs clowns, acrobats, animal trainers, musicians, and other stunt-oriented artists, as well as circus hands, managers, and accountants.
List of notable circus people
- P. T. Barnum, American circus owner of the Barnum & Bailey Circus
- Seth Howes, American circus owner
- John Ringling, American circus owner of the Ringling Brothers Circus
- Lottie Grant (born Elizabeth Charlotte Stice), American sideshow performer, known for her immense weight
- General Tom Thumb (born Charles Sherwood Stratton), American sideshow performer, known for his short stature
- Lobster Boy (born Grady Franklin Stiles), American sideshow performer, known for his deforming condition of ectrodactyly, in which the fingers and toes are fused together to form claw-like extremities