Franz Althoff Sr.

From the list of elephant persons Family: Althoff

Franz Althoff Sr.
Franz  Althoff
Franz Althoff with sisters Jeanette and Olly
Personal details
Country Germany

Work locations
Title owner 1939-1987
Location at Circus Franz Althoff in Germany

Relevant literature
Biography details

Franz Althoff Sr., circus director in Germany

Born 1908 in Germany dead 1987 in Germany , son of director Dominik Althoff and animal trainer Adele Althoff .

Franz Althoff ran the famous "Rennbahn-Circus" ("racetrack circus") Circus Franz Althoff.

Franz and his son Harry Althoff (* 1938) were present at the famous accident when the elephant Tuffi fell in the river in Wupperthal in 1950.

His circus and its special construction were immortalized in the 1964 US film Circus World with John Wayne , Claudia Cardinale and Rita Hayworth .

Family


Total: 2 children

  1. Harry Althoff. Born: 1938.
  2. Franziska Althoff. Born: 1948.

Siblings

Siblings through the father Dominik Althoff (1883-04-08-1974-09-26):

  1. Carolina Althoff
  2. Adolf Althoff
  3. Helene Althoff
  4. Jeanette Althoff
  5. Henriette Althoff

Franz Althoff Sr. s ancestral Ahnentafel:

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Franz Althoff Sr.
Born: 1908

Father:
Dominik

Born: 1883-04-08

Paternal Grandfather:
Adolf

Born: 1852-08-11
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Wilhem
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anna
Paternal Grandmother:
Sabrine

Born: 1860-07-08
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Mother:
Adele

Born: 1883-04-15

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). director Franziska Althoff in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 May 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=354. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Circus Franz Althoff | Althoff family | Born 1908 | Dead 1987 | People from Germany

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