William Henry "Otto" Ringling , circus director in United States
Born 1858 in United States
dead 1911 in United States
, son of assistant director August Ringling and assistant director Marie Salomé Ringling .
Otto Ringling (born William Henry Ringling; 1858 – April 2, 1911) was an American Circusman, businessman, and the third oldest of the Ringling brothers. He was the co-founder of the Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows, which eventually became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He was called the "Lieutenant General" of the Ringling family. Upon his death, the New York Times described him as "a man of great ideas and ambition, and an executive of force and character." He was nicknamed "The King" in the circus business.
Starting in 1909, Ringling suffered from Bright's disease.
In 1910, he sent John Ringling
his will and testament. Ringling trusted John more than any of his brothers, as John showed the least interest in the monetary and business aspects of the family business.
Ringling died suddenly, in 1911, at the home of John Ringling,
located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York. He was buried in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
1907: Barnum and Bailey Circus circus was eventually sold to Ringling Brothers on July 8, 1907 for a price of US$400,000.
Otto Ringling Born: 1858
Father:Heinrich RinglingBorn: 1826
Mother:Marie JuliarBorn: 1833