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Ringling, Charleslocked

(02 December 1864–03 December 1926)
  • Ernest Albrecht


Ringling, Charles (02 December 1864–03 December 1926), circus founder and manager, was born Karl Edward Ringling in McGregor, Iowa, the son of August Ringling (formerly Rüngeling), a harness maker, and Marie Salome Juliar. Charles Ringling and four of his brothers were inspired to enter show business after seeing a performance of ...

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