Lidia Togni

From the list of elephant persons Family: Togni

Lidia Togni
Lidia  Togni
In this photo from the 1950s, Lidia Togni (with the group of trapeze artists from Circo Togni) is second from the right, with Wanda Miletti, Missi and Liliana Miletti. Standing, Guglielmo Casagrande, Oscar, Cesare and Willy Togni, Ugo Miletti (photo from
Personal details

Spouse(s) Riccardo Canestrelli

Country Italy

Work locations
Title owner 1967-1971
Location at Circo Royal in Italy

Relevant literature
Biography details

Lidia Togni , circus director in Italy

Born 1931 in Italy dead 2018-07-08 in Italy , daughter of director Ugo Togni .

Lidia Togni (b.1931), married Riccardo Canestrelli. They formed in the 1970s the three-ring Circo Royal, which closed after just a few years. Her sons, Vinicio and Davide, worked as animal trainers with Firmin Bougliones Cirque Amar, in France, and eventually created, in the 1980s, their own Circo Lidia Togni, which stands today as one of Europes largest circuses.
Raffaele De Ritis, Italy


Total: 2 children

  1. Born: . Davide Togni-Canestrelli
  2. Born: ?. Vinicio Togni-Canestrelli


Siblings through the father Ugo Togni (1897-1981):

  1. Cesare Togni
  2. Oscar Togni
  3. Wally Togni

Lidia Togni s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Lidia Togni
Born: 1931

Ugo Togni

Born: 1897

Paternal Grandfather:
Aristide Togni

Born: 1853
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Paternal Grandmother:
Teresa De Bianchi

Born: ?
Paternal Great-grandfather::
Giovanni De Bianchi
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Maria de la Garenn



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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). director Lidia Togni in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Circo Royal | Togni family | Born 1931 | Dead 2018 | People from Italy

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