Jean Baptiste Gautier

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Jean Baptiste Gautier
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1758-02-01 in France
Dead 1823 in Hungary

Spouse(s) Rose de Lefevre

Country France

Title director 1823
Location at Gautiers Menagerie in France

Title owner-1823
Location at Gautiers Menagerie in France

Biography details

Jean Baptiste Gautier , circus director in France

Born 1758-02-01 in France dead 1823 in Hungary .

The founder of the circus dynasty Gautier, Jean Baptiste Gautier (1758-1823), from Faucon in Avignon, was exhibiting a menagerie together with his wife Rose Louise de Lefevre, daughter Victoiare, the sons Jean Leonard (Baptiste), Joseph and Didier, and his assistant Mr Antoni Agazzi, who married Gautiers daughter Victoiare 1805.

1779: Gautier bought an asian elephant in London, which he exhibited in Preussia, Poland, Russia and Finland.

Jean Baptiste Gautier toured with the asian elephant, Vervet monkeys, parrots, dogs, and a trained horse from St. Petersburg to Finland in 1804, then in September 1804 to Sweden 1804-1807, from May 1807 in Denmark (where the elephant died) and after this to Germany and back to France.


Total: 4 children

  1. Victoire Gautier. Born: 1784.
  2. Didier Gautier. Born: 1792-02-27. Dead: † 1872-06-13
  3. Joseph Gautier. Born: 1794. Dead: † 1846-09-18
  4. Leonard Gautier. Born: 1797-10-19. Dead: † 1866-09-05

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Jean Baptiste Gautier in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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