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About P. T. Barnum
P. T. Barnum was a renowned American showman, author and publisher best known for his larger than life hoaxes as well as for being the founder of the famous circus company Barnum & Bailey Circus. He is also known for the phrase “There's a sucker born every minute”, which he is widely credited with coining despite the fact that there has never been any evidence showing that he said those words. Many regard him as one of the most influential figures in America’s history.
He was born to Irene Taylor and Philo Barnum. He got married to his first wife Charity Hallett when he was 19 years old. After Charity's death in 1874, he got married to his second wife Nancy Fish.
In 1829, he started a weekly paper called The Herald of Freedom, in which he made publications against church leaders that saw him face a number of libel suits. He ended up receiving a jail term of two months after losing one of the libel suits.
He died in his sleep in 1891.
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Famous quotes by P. T. Barnum
Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.P. T. Barnum
Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.P. T. Barnum
P. T. Barnum's Popularity
P. T. Barnum was a famous American politician, who was born on July 5, 1810. As a person born on this date, P. T. Barnum is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (July 5) and the 4th most popular for the year (1810).
People born on July 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. P. T. Barnum is the 1049th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to P. T. Barnum's birthday, P. T. Barnum is the 6666th most famous American.
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