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Dominik Gasser Sr.

From the list of elephant persons Family: Gasser

Dominik Gasser Sr.
Dominik  Gasser

Personal details

Spouse(s) Maria Bauer

Country Switzerland

Work locations
Title owner 1949-1974
Location at Circus Gasser-Olympia in Switzerland

Biography details

Dominik Gasser , circus director in Switzerland

Born 1903 dead 1981 , son of artist Heinrich Gasser .

The Circus Gasser-Olympia emerged from one of the five great circus dynasties in Switzerland: the Gasser dynasty. Heinrich Gasser, born in 1880, delighted audiences as an acrobat throughout Europe. His son Dominik Gasser Sr. still performed outdoors in the arena as a tightrope walker and acrobat on the mast . The first tent was bought in 1949 and since then people have traveled under the name Circus Olympia. His son Dominik Gasser Jr. took over the company in 1974, which in turn was taken over by his son Dominik Gasser III. , born in 1953, and is still managed today.


Total: 5 children

  1. Karl Gasser.
  2. Anton Gasser. Born: ?.
  3. Dominik Gasser Jr.. Born: 1931. Dead: † 1998
  4. Ernest Gasser. Born: 1934?. Dead: † 2021
  5. Frank Gasser. Born: 1937?. Dead: † 2021


Siblings through the father Heinrich Gasser (1880-05-04-1938):

  1. Ludwig Gasser

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). director Frank Gasser in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1437. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Circus Gasser-Olympia | Gasser family | Born 1903 | Dead 1981 | People from Switzerland

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