Claude Loyal

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Claude Loyal
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1795
Country France

Title owner -
Location at Circus Loyal in France

Biography details

Claude-Pierre "Blondin Cadet" Loyal , circus director in France

Born 1795 .

Claude-Pierre Loyal , known as Blondin Cadet, born on September 23, 1795 in La Villette and died on May 23, 1867 in Caen, was a French squire and circus director. Initially a squire, he founded the circus which bears his name and is also director of the Cirque national Claude-Loyal.

Married to Catherine Célina Levergeois, he is the father of twelve children, some of whom, like Gougou Loyal, become famous.

He died in Caen during a tour like his stepson Théodore Rancy 2 thirty years later .

His grave is at the Saint-Jean de Vaucelles Cemetery in Caen 3 .

Jules Verne mentions it in his novel César Cascabel


Total: 2 children

  1. Olive Rancy.
  2. Jules Loyal. Born: 1848. Dead: † 1930

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Claude-Pierre "Blondin Cadet" Loyal in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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