Benoit Tourniaire

From the list of elephant persons Family: Tourniaire

Benoit Tourniaire
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born ?
Dead 1865-09-13 Havana in Cuba
Country Germany

Title owner 1829-
Location at Circus Tourniaire in Germany

Biography details

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,


Siblings through the father Jacques Tourniaire (1772 -- 1829):

  1. Louis Tourniaire
  2. Marie Tourniaire Born ca 1804
  3. Louise Tourniaire
  4. Sophie Tourniaire
  5. Ferdinand Tourniaire
  6. Ernest Tourniaire
  7. Francois Tourniaire Dead: † 1870
  8. Adeleide Tourniaire

Benoit Tourniaire s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Benoit Tourniaire
Born: ?

Jacques Tourniaire

Born: 1772

Paternal Grandfather:
Louis Tourniaire

Born: 1750
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Paternal Grandmother:
Magdelene Maugiron

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Philippine Rödiger

Born: 1780

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Benoit Tourniaire in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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