Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty) in Germany


Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty)



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Owner 1853-: Louis Dejean
1853-: Louise Dejean
1853-1888: Pierre Corty
1866-1887: Dominicus Althoff
1888-1901: Adele Althoff
1901-1924: Pierre Althoff
Founded1853
Closed down1927
Country Germany

Directors

Key People -: Adele Althoff (animal trainer)
-: Alfons Althoff (artist)
1910-1911: Richard Sawade (animal trainer)

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Description

Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty), Germany , was founded in 1853. Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty) closed down in 1927.


Comments / pictures(This circus has no connection to the Corty Althoff Circus, that performed in Germany from the late seventies.)

The history of Circus Corty & Althoff began with Pierre Corty. The Cortys were a family of artists who traveled all over Europe without producing stars up to that point. Pierre began his career in the French State Circus of Louis Dejean . It was there that he met Dejean\'s daughter, Louise Dejean. The two married in 1837 against their father\'s wishes and had a daughter, Adele Corty, in 1840.

1837: Pierre Corty married 1837 Louise Dejean, daughter to Louis Dejean, director of the french state circus.
1853: This circus was founded 1853 as Circus Corty by French-German director Pierre Corty, and lasted up to the early 20s.
1866: Pierre Cortys daugther Adele Corty, was married to Dominicus Althoff 1866, and Corty let in Dominik as part owner.
1884: Circus was renamed Circus Corty-Althoff in 1884.
1887: Dominicus Althoff died.
1888: Pierre Corty died.
1888: Adele Corty-Althoff was director.

While running the circus, Adele gradually transferred more and more responsibility to her eldest son Pierre. He had been in the ring since he was 11 and soon mastered acrobatics , juggling and vaulting , performed as a musical clown and was at times considered the best trainer of his time.

1895: Pierre Adolf married Adele Rossi (sister to Alfredo Rossi who had an act with the Rossis Musical Elephants).
1901: Pierre Althoff became director of the circus.

Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty) in Germany GermanyCircus Corty-Althoff train by arrival from Kiel to Lubeck Bahnhof 1902-08-26

Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty) in Germany GermanyThe famous animal trainer Richard Sawade presented tigers at the 1910-1911 tour.

1924: Pierre Althoff died.
1924: Adele Rossi-Althoff was director of the circus.
1927: The circus was terminated.

This circus has no connection to the Corty Althoff Circus, that performed in Germany from the late seventies.

References for records about Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2508. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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