10 Horrifying Circus Tragedies We’ll Never Forget



Massarti the Lion-Tamer

In 1872, Massarti the Lion-Tamer, a bold, one-armed circus tamer, was attacked by a grown lion known as Tyrant. Three others joined the fray soon after, mauling the man to death.

St Louis Trapeze Accident

The trapeze is known for being one of the most dangerous circus tricks of all time. In 1872, the St Louis Trapeze Accident occurred, where three men were injured as their trapeze fell to the ground below.