Carl Richard Sawade , circus animal trainer in
Born 1868-10-02 in Germany
dead 1947-02-08 in Germany
Richard Sawade was a schoolteachers son from Drossen in Germany (present Ośno Lubuskie in Poland), who became one of the most famous animal trainers ever. 28 August 1899 in Stockholm, he married Carolina Ornstein.
Richard Sawade began at the age of 20 as a pupil of Wilhelm Hagenbeck
In 1889, it featured a Group
of tigers surrounded by an elephant and a pony. He then went to Carl Hagenbeck
and took in hand a mixed Group
of 21 beasts. He was hired at the Nouveau Cirque de Paris at the beginning of 1890. Three years later, he was very successful at the Chicago Fair.
In 1909-1910, in Buenos Aires, where he was the star of the Carl Hagenbeck
Richard Sawade was the victim of a serious collision. He returned to Europe with the Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty) for the 1910-1911 season.
He ended his career as director of the Firma Carl Hagenbeck.
Many authors consider him to be one of the greatest tamers in the history of the Circus.
Richard Sawade, a master trainer, by Dominique Denis
After being the star 1909-1910 on the Hagenbecks tour in South America, he returned to Europe and presented tigers on Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty).
Richard Sawade with tiger at Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty) winterquarters in Osnabruck.
After working on various places in Europe, he cecame assistant director on the new Circus Carl Hagenbeck
- Stellingen ( Lorenz Hagenbeck
) founded by Lorenz Hagenbeck
in 1916. Sawadee would remain, in later years as direcor, on this circus, until he retired in Lokstedt, outside Hamburg.
1916: With the outbreak of war my old friend and teacher Richard Sawade had hastened home from South America, and now stood at my side while I made preparations for our first night in the Oslo circus building.
Animals Are My Life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck