Hans Stosch Sr., circus director in Germany
1902: Hans Stosch (artist name Giovanni Sarrasani) founded Circus Sarrasani 1902 in Dresden. In the same year he bought his first elephant, an Asian elephant trained to ride on bicycle, from Hagenbecks. Sarrasani later bought 7 elephants from director Pinkert in Leipzig Zoo (Source: Rudolf Kludsky).
1914: Sarrasani bought Circus Henry
1934-09-21: Hans Stosch-Sarrasani died on tour in Sao Paolo, and Hans Stosch-Sarrasani Jr.
(1897 – 1941) took over the circus.