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  • Zaha (b. - c.1983)
  • General Tom Thumb (1838 - 1883)
    General Tom Thumb was the stage name of Charles Sherwood Stratton (January 4, 1838 – July 15, 1883), a midget who achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. Stratton was a son of a Bridgep...
  • "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846 - 1917)
    William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the American state of Iowa), near ...
  • Margaretha Geertruida 'Mata Hari' Zelle (1876 - 1917)
    Margaretha Geertruida Zelle: von Weber, born 1734, Zell im Wiesenthal: Franz Anton von Weber Zell, Rhineland-Palatinate: Mata Hari is Maleis voor 'OOG van de DAGERAAD, ofwel ZON (in Dutch) google i...
  • George Wallet (1815 - d.)
    (born Hull, 1815) travelled with a circus as a clown or comedian up to about 1860 when he settled in Monkwearmouth, Durham as a coal miner. Several of his children appear to have emigrated to South Afr...

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

Owners

https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/d8/89/dc/73/53444838af75bb49/yit23gup_t2.jpg P. T. Barnum (1810 – 1891)
American circus owner of the Barnum & Bailey Circus
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/1a/32/85/96/5344483a94d91cd9/sethbhowes_t2.jpg Seth Howes (1815 – 1901)
American circus owner
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/6a/cc/08/e5/5344483e4c3f1ac3/fd46d-johnringling_t2.jpg John Ringling (1866 – 1936)
American circus owner of the Ringling Brothers Circus

Sideshow performers

https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/55/09/69/b2/534448392374b4fe/elizabeth_charlotte_stice_t2.jpg Lottie Grant (born Elizabeth Charlotte Stice)
American sideshow performer, known for her immense weight
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p8/9786/0907/5344483759b865f5/Charles_Stratton_t2.jpg General Tom Thumb (born Charles Sherwood Stratton)
American sideshow performer, known for his short stature
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/1c/71/fa/ac/5344483e4c4269a4/feb72rib_t2.jpg 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

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