Rolf Knie Sr.

From the list of elephant persons Family: Knie

Rolf Knie Sr.
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1921-11-23 Wetzikon in Switzerland
Dead 1997-08-18 Rapperswil in Switzerland

Spouse(s) 1950 - 1997 Tina Knie

Country Switzerland

Locations
Title director 1941-1992
Location at Circus Knie in Switzerland

Relevant literature
Biography details

Rudolf Knie Sr., circus director in Switzerland

Born 1921-11-23 in Switzerland dead 1997-08-18 in Switzerland , son of director Friedrich Knie and director Margrit Lippuner .

Growing up on his parents circus, he learned elephant training from Franz Kraml, and is mostly associated with this profession, but also others.

Rolf Knie Sr.

In 1956, Rolf Knie had seven young African elephants in the ring, five of them on loan from Basel Zoo.

Family


Total: 2 children

  1. Louis Knie Sr.. Born: 1951.
  2. Franco Knie. Born: 1954-09-08.

Siblings

Siblings through the father Friedrich Knie (1844 -- 1941-04-27):

  1. Friedrich Knie Born 1920-05-29 Dead: † 2003-10-11

Rolf Knie Sr. s ancestral Ahnentafel:

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Rolf Knie Sr.
Born: 1921-11-23

Father:
Friedrich Knie

Born: 1844

Paternal Grandfather:
Ludwig Knie

Born: 1842
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Karl Knie
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anastasia Staudinger
Paternal Grandmother:
Marie Heim

Born: 1858
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Mother:
Margrit Lippuner

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Rudolf Knie Sr. in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 February 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=823. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Selected publications

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Categories director | circus | Circus Knie | Knie family | Born 1921 | Dead 1997 | People from Switzerland

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