Carré, Oscar

CIRCUS DIRECTOR (PRUSSIA)
BORN 22 Dec 1846, Halberstadt - DIED 29 Jul 1911, Kopenhagen
GRAVE LOCATION Amsterdam: Zorgvlied, Amsteldijk (O-I-294)

Oscar Carré was a member of a German circus family. His father was Wilhem Carré and his mother was the Dutch horsewoman Cornelia Adriana de Gast, who was known as Kätchen Carré.

In 1863 the family moved to the Netherlands. In Amsterdam they organised a yearly show with horses. In 1887 Oscar Carré opened the famous Circus Carré in what is now known as the Carré Theatre. After his death in 1911 the circus was converted into a regular theatre.

His mausoleum at Zorgvlied in Amsterdam has the same shape as the theatre. The mausoleum was built in 1891 after his wife Amalia Salamonski died. The Oscar Carré Trophy was named after him.

Sources
• Broek, Annet van den, Koos Groen, Hun Laatste Rustplaats, Bosch & Keuning, Baarn, 1985
Oscar Carré - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Oscar Carré at the Zorgvlied cemetery in Amsterdam.
Picture by Androom (16 Jun 2002)

 


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Published: 25 Dec 2009
Last update: 25 Dec 2009