PT Barnum

PT Barnum


Legendary showman and prankster who founded the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Earlier in his career, he ran a museum which he used to display hoaxes and human curiosities such as General Tom Thumb and Commodore Nutt. He founded a local weekly newspaper and other small businesses in his early years. In 1842, he introduced his first major hoax, a creature with the head of a monkey and the tail of a fish, known as the "Feejee" mermaid. He served two terms in the Connecticut legisla
  • When was
    PT Barnum born?

    PT Barnum was born on Thursday, July 5, 1810

  • Where was
    PT Barnum born?

    PT Barnum was born in Bethel, CT

  • How old is
    PT Barnum?

    PT Barnum is 213

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