Circus Franconi (Cirque Franconi) in France

Circus Franconi (Cirque Franconi)
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Circus Franconi in Paris may have been the first circus exhibiting an elephant doing tricks.

The Franconis were descendants to Antonio Franconi (1738 in Venice, Italy - 1836 in Paris, France) whos sons Henri and Minette took over the Circus 1863.

Elephant trainer 1812 was Laurent Franconi, (died same year as his brother Henri-1849), son to the owner of the circus.
Henris son Henri Narcisse Franconi was frontname for the Franconi’s Hippodrome which opened in New York on May 2, 1953

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