P. T. Barnum

1810 - 1891

P. T. Barnum

Phineas Taylor Barnum (; July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, politician, and businessman, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus (1871–2017). 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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of P. T. Barnum has received more than 14,752,914 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 21st most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, P. T. Barnum ranks 21 out of 481Before him are Levi Strauss, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, Adolf Dassler, and Amancio Ortega. After him are Colonel Sanders, Florentino Pérez, J. Paul Getty, Jules Rimet, Ludwig Erhard, and Andrew Carnegie.

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Among people born in 1810, P. T. Barnum ranks 5Before him are Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Pope Leo XIII, and Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour. After him are Alfred de Musset, Éliphas Lévi, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Theodor Schwann, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, and Otto Nicolai. Among people deceased in 1891, P. T. Barnum ranks 7Before him are Arthur Rimbaud, Nikolaus Otto, Georges Seurat, Herman Melville, Helena Blavatsky, and Georges-Eugène Haussmann. After him are Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Léo Delibes, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Pedro II of Brazil, and Theo van Gogh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, P. T. Barnum ranks 223 out of 12,171Before him are Christopher Lloyd (1938), John B. Watson (1878), Jesse James (1847), Sigourney Weaver (1949), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), and Tony Curtis (1925). After him are David Lynch (1946), Rocky Marciano (1923), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Colonel Sanders (1890), Whitney Houston (1963), and Josephine Baker (1906).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, P. T. Barnum ranks 7Before him are Howard Hughes (1905), Warren Buffett (1930), Bill Gates (1955), John D. Rockefeller (1839), Vince McMahon (1945), and David Rockefeller (1915). After him are Colonel Sanders (1890), J. Paul Getty (1892), Ray Kroc (1902), Tim Cook (1960), Hugh Hefner (1926), and J. P. Morgan (1837).

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