Carlo Hagenbeck

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Carlo Hagenbeck
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1908 in Germany
Dead 1948 in Germany
Country Germany

Title assistant director -1948
Location at Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen in Germany

Biography details

Carl-Lorenz "Carlo" Hagenbeck , circus director in Germany

Born 1908 in Germany dead 1948 in Germany , son of director Lorenz Hagenbeck and assistant director Else Hagenbeck .

Under the supervision of Lorenz son Carlo Hagenbeck, the surviving 8 Arabian horses, camels, Rudolph Mathies with the tigers, and Hugo Schmitt with the five best elephants "Icky", "Karnaudi", "Minjak" (captive-born), "Mutu" and "Sabu", was sent to neutral Sweden, while Hugo's family, his wife Jenny and the two sons Hugh Schmitt (born 1938 in Hamburg-Stellingen), and Manfred Schmitt (born 1942 in Hamburg-Stellingen) stayed behind in Hamburg. Together with Schmitt, also came his elephant assistant, Louis "Lulu" Gautier (1887-1949), and his two children Axel Gautier (1942-1993), and Ingeborg Gautier (1929-2015).

In Sweden, they arrived at Zoo Circus, owned by Trolle Rhodin Sr. (Olof Trollhaimen Trolle Rhodin 1917-1997), who since 1941 ran his own circus in the township Fosie, outside Malmö in Sweden. Trolle Rhodin was son to famous circus owner "Brazil Jack" (Carl Max Alexander Rhodin 1871-1952). In 1944, Trolle Rhodin bought an African elephant baby, which unfortunately died after short time in the winter quarters.


Total: 1 children

  1. Dietrich Hagenbeck. Born: 1933. Dead: † 1982


Siblings through the father Lorenz Hagenbeck (1882 -- 1956):

  1. Herbert Hagenbeck Born 1911 Dead: † 1941
  2. Erich Hagenbeck Born 1912

Carlo Hagenbeck s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Carlo Hagenbeck
Born: 1908

Lorenz Hagenbeck

Born: 1882

Paternal Grandfather:
Carl Hagenbeck

Born: 1844
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Gottfried Hagenbeck
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Christiana Anderson
Paternal Grandmother:
Amanda Mehrmann

Born: 1849-10-03
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Paternal Great-grandmother:

Else Hagenbeck


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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Carl-Lorenz "Carlo" Hagenbeck in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Circus Carl Hagenbeck-Stellingen | Hagenbeck family | Born 1908 | Dead 1948 | People from Germany

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