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PT Barnum
Phineas Taylor Barnum was an American showman, businessman, and politician, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus with James Anthony Bailey. He was also an author, publisher, and philanthropist, though he said of himself: "I am a showman by profession... and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me". According to his critics, his personal aim was "to put money in his own coffers." He is widely credited with coining the adage "There's a sucker born every minute", although no proof can be found of him saying this. Barnum became a small business owner in his early twenties and founded a weekly newspaper before moving to New York City in 1834. He embarked on an entertainment career, first with a variety troupe called "Barnum's Grand Scientific and Musical Theater", and soon after by purchasing Scudder's American Museum which he renamed after himself.
BornPhineas Taylor Barnum, July 5, 1810, Bethel, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedApril 7, 1891, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Resting placeMountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport
Political partyDemocratic (1824–1854), Republican (1854–1891)
OccupationShowman, entrepreneur (entertainment as founder and promotor), politician, author, publisher, philanthropist

About PT Barnum

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Entrepreneur PT Barnum was born in Bethel, Connecticut, United States on July 5, 1810. He dies at the age of 80, on April 7, 1891.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was created by this legendary showman and prankster. He maintained a museum earlier in his career where he displayed hoaxes and human oddities like General Tom Thumb and Commodore Nutt.

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PT Barnum before becoming famous

PT Barnum was born in the Zodiac sign Cancer (The Crab), and 1810 is also the year of Horse (馬) in the Chinese Zodiac.

In his early years, he started a local weekly newspaper and several modest businesses. In 1842, he debuted his first great hoax, the "Feejee" mermaid, a monster with the head of a monkey and the tail of a fish.

Achievement of PT Barnum

In 1865, as a Republican for Fairfield, he served two terms in the Connecticut legislature and was a fervent supporter of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery.

PT Barnum's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

At the age of 19, he married Family Member Charity Hallet. He was the father of three children. Philo, his father, was an innkeeper, a tailor, and a storekeeper.

PT Barnum Collabed with

He attempted to purchase the residence of Playwright William Shakespeare.

PT Barnum Income & Net worth

PT Barnum's income mainly comes from the work that created his reputation: an entrepreneur. Networth of PT Barnum in 2023 is 1,000,000$+.

PT Barnum Height and Weight

How tall is PT Barnum? At the age of 80, PT Barnum height is 6'3" (1.88m).

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Latest information about PT Barnum updated on March 14 2023.