Benoit Tourniaire , circus director in Germany
Born ? dead 1865-09-13 in Cuba
, son of director Jacques Tourniaire and director Philippine Rödiger .
Benoit Tourniaire (d. September 13, 1865) was a horse trainer, rider, and juggler. Brother of the famous equestrienne, Louise Tourniaire,
and a pupil of François Tourniaire. Married Rosaline Stickney, 1851. J. M. June’s, 1850; Rufus Welch’s, Philadelphia, 1851; Spalding & Rogers’ Floating Palace, 1852-53; Whitbeck’s Cirque des Varieties, 1854; Ballard & Bailey, 1855; Jim Myers’, 1856; G. F. Bailey’s, 1857; Tourniaire & Whitby, 1858. Died in Havana, Cuba, while with Abisu’s Circus. [John Dingess: “...known on the bills as Mons. Benoit, he was a trick rider and gave grand equestiran displays in which he did light balancing and plate spinning on horseback, as well as juggling cups, balls, stick dancing,
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