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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 P. T. Barnum (1810 – 1891)
American circus owner of the Barnum & Bailey Circus Seth Howes (1815 – 1901)
American circus owner John Ringling (1866 – 1936)
American circus owner of the Ringling Brothers Circus

Sideshow performers 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

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