Willy Togni

From the list of elephant persons Family: Togni

Willy Togni
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1929
Country Italy

Locations
Title director 1963-1976
Location at American Circus in Italy

Title elephant trainer 1963
Location at American Circus in Italy

Biography details

Willy Togni , circus director in Italy

Born 1929 dead 2007 , son of director Ferdinando Togni .

Willy Togni, son of Ferdinando Togni, with his brothers Enis Togni and Bruno Togni, was the founder in 1963 of Circo Americano.

Willy was considered one of the greatest elephant trainers of the last generation. In 1963 in Torino he presented with Gunther Gebel-Williams (then Gunther Gebel) a Group of 26 elephants.

Willy was the teacher of his nephew Flavio Togni. Willys sons are Marco Togni and Loris Togni.

Siblings

Siblings through the father Ferdinando Togni (1900 -- 1990):

  1. Bruno Togni Born 1931 Dead: † 1988
  2. Enis Togni Born 1933 Dead: † 2016-12-30

Willy Togni s ancestral Ahnentafel:

P I II III

Willy Togni
Born: 1929

Father:
Ferdinando Togni

Born: 1900

Paternal Grandfather:
Aristide Togni

Born: 1853
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Teresa De Bianchi

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Giovanni De Bianchi
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Maria de la Garenn

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Willy Togni in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=322. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | American Circus | Togni family | Born 1929 | Dead 2007 | People from Italy

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