Leopold Strassburger

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Leopold Strassburger
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1878 Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein in Germany
Dead 1957-12-11 Hilversum, Noord-Holland in Netherlands

Spouse(s) Julie Strassburger

Country Germany

Title owner 1917
Location at Circus Strassburger in Netherlands

Title owner -
Location at Circus Strassburger in Netherlands

Biography details

Leopold Strassburger , circus director in Germany

Born 1878 in Germany dead 1957-12-11 in Netherlands , son of artist Salomon Strassburger and artist Amalie Koch .

1917: After WW1 Adolf Strassburger and his brother Leopold Strassburger started a new circus Strassburger in Germany. This circus later expanded to one of Europes largest circuses, which for some years toured with 2 different lines.

1919: Adolf Strassburger died and his son, Leopold Karl Strassburger, took over the circus and married his cousin, Leopolds (Adolfs brother) daughter Regina Strassburger, and together with Reginas sister Elly Strassburger and Karls brother Hans Strassburger they brought the circus into one of the largest in Europe, travelling in two units.


Total: 4 children

  1. Clarissa Strassburger.
  2. Regina Strassburger. Born: ?.
  3. Amanda Strassburger. Born: 1904?. Dead: † 1952-07-05
  4. Elly Strassburger. Born: 1910-03-01. Dead: † 1988-05-07


Siblings through the father Salomon Strassburger (1839-04-02 -- ):

  1. Adolf Strassburger Born ? Dead: † ?
  2. Rosa Strassburger Born 1862-01-28 Dead: † 1943-03-28
  3. Hugo Strassburger Born 1880-03-27 Dead: † 1942-08
  4. Jeanette Strassburger Born ?

Leopold Strassburger s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Leopold Strassburger
Born: 1878

Salomon Strassburger

Born: 1839-04-02

Paternal Grandfather:
Adolf Strassburger

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Paternal Grandmother:
Babette Wulff

Born: ?
Paternal Great-grandfather::
Paternal Great-grandmother:

Amalie Koch


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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Leopold Strassburger in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=879. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Circus Strassburger | Strassburger family | Born 1878 | Dead 1957 | People from Germany

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