Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg , circus director in Germany
Born 1810 dead 1874 .
The owner of Kreutzbergs Menageri was Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg, (1810-1874), who dealt in exotic wild animals and had connections with Carl Hagenbeck,
from who he bought an African elephant. He toured Sweden in the 1850s and 1860s, and in 1862 Kreutzberg bought a Group
of freshly imported animals from Egyptian Sudan from the Austrian animal trader Lorenzo Casanova, including the first African elephant imported to Europe in Post Roman time.
In 1874, Gottlieb Kreutzberg was killed by his tigers, and the famous Kreutsberg Menagerie of Leipzig was sold to Antonin Kludsky. The so-formed Kludský menagerie became the Czech Kingdom’s largest (as reflected by contemporary posters).