Jean Baptista Jansen in Belgium


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Jean Baptista Jansen
Baroque elephant: A stone slab on the house “Zum Elefanten” in Habergasse 11 in Bamberg may be reminiscent of the spectacular journey and accommodation described by the monk Burkard Bausch as “Ebracher Elefanten”
Baroque elephant: A stone slab on the house “Zum Elefanten” in Habergasse 11 in Bamberg may be reminiscent of the spectacular journey and accommodation described by the monk Burkard Bausch as “Ebracher Elefanten”


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Local name Jan Baptista Janszoon, Jan Baptista Jansz
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Jean Baptista Jansen, Belgium .


Comments / pictures1695: Jean Jansen went on tour with exotic animals, including an elephant, through Europe around 1695.

Der belgische Elefantenführer Jean Jansen trieb den dressierten Koloss, der wohl aus holländischen Kolonien stammte, von Würzburg aus in Richtung Bamberg und Nürnberg, um endlich die Kaiserstadt Wien zu erreichen.

House no. 7 in the present Elefantengasse (elephant street, named after the occasion), where an elephant depiction from the same period was installed up to 1945, is reminiscent of his stay in Würzburg. a stone elephant can be seen on the outside wall. Further news about elephants at fairs and fairs in Munich and Frankfurt come from 1695.

The elephant was owned by Bertel Verhagen, and after touring Europe in the 1680s. When Bartel Verhagen died in 1703, his assistant Jan Janszoon rented the elephant to Abraham Sever who brought her to Scotland and Edinburgh. The elephant died in Dundee 1704.

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Koehl, Dan (2021). Jean Baptista Jansen, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2138. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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