P. T. Barnum

P. T. Barnum

Born: July 5, 1810

Died: April 7, 1891

Nationality: American

Occupation: Entertainer

Biography: Phineas Taylor Barnum was an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Philip B. Kunhardt, et alm P. T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman (1995), ISBN 0-679-43574-3, p. vi

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Source/Notes: Ch. 17: Be polite and kind to your customers - Art of Money Getting (1880)

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