Harry Williams

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Harry Williams
Profession circus animal trainer
Personal details
Born 1902 in Germany
Dead 1951-01-10 London in United Kingdom

Spouse(s) 1941 - 1951 Carola Williams

Country Germany

Title curator 2004-2004
Location at Naples Zoo in Italy

Title owner 1946-1951
Location at Circus Williams in Germany

Biography details

Harry Williams , circus animal trainer in Germany

Born 1902 in Germany dead 1951-01-10 in United Kingdom .

1941: Harry Williams (1902-1951) and Carola Althoff (1903-1987), daughter to Dominik Althoff married. Together they had the children Jeanette Williams and Alfons Williams.

1946: The circus Williams was founded by Carola and Harry Williams, with help from Dominik Althoff. But Harry Williams british citizenship was also a help for the pair to fund a circus right after the ending of WWII.

1950-12-22: During christmas engagement for Tom Arnold at the Harringay Arena in London, Harry Williams had an accident, he was violently ejected from his chariot.

1951-01-10: Harry Williams died of his injuries.


Total: 2 children

  1. Alfons Williams. Born: 1940. Dead: † 1960-06-21
  2. Jeanette Williams. Born: 1942-03-18.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). animal trainer Harry Williams in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=338. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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