Leonida Casartelli

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Leonida Casartelli
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1924

Spouse(s) Wally Togni

Country Italy

Title owner 1945-1978
Location at Circus Medrano-Casartelli in Italy

Biography details

Leonida Casartelli , circus director in Italy

Born 1924 dead 1978 , son of director Umberto Casartelli and director Rosina Casartelli .

Umberto Casartellis wife, the courageous and strong-willed Rosina Casartelli, née Gerardi (1898-1974), went back on the road with her son Leonida Casartelli (1924-1978) and her daughters Jonne Casartelli (1919-1999), Liliana Casartelli (1921-2004), and Lucina Casartelli (1931- 2003). By the end of the war, Rosina Casartelli’s sons and nephews had already produced dozens of new family members, and her son Leonida took over the reins of the ever-growing family circus.

Artist and future circus impresario Leonida Casartelli, married Wally Togni, daughter of Ugo Togni, generating another important dynasty.

Leonida Casartelli died in 1978 in a car accident. The management of Circo Medrano was taken over by one of his nephews, Ugo De Rocchi, who expanded Medrano’s foreign tours, and emphasized the "grandeur" of the circus.
Raffaele De Ritis, Italy


Total: 5 children

  1. Ghisi Casartelli. Born: 1944.
  2. Josette Casartelli. Born: 1947. Dead: † 1997-02-08
  3. Heros Casartelli. Born: 1949.
  4. Davio Casartelli. Born: 1956.
  5. Liviana Casartelli. Born: 1960.


Siblings through the father Umberto Casartelli (1893 -- 1933):

  1. Liliana Casartelli Born 1921 Dead: † 2004
  2. Jonne Casartelli Born 1919 Dead: † 1999
  3. Lucina Casartelli Born 1931 Dead: † 2003

Leonida Casartelli s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Leonida Casartelli
Born: 1924

Umberto Casartelli

Born: 1893

Paternal Grandfather:
Pietro Casartelli

Born: 1860
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Giuseppe Casartelli
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Eleonora Gerardi

Born: 1898

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Leonida Casartelli in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=954. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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