Rosa Bouglione

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Bougloine in 2014

Rosa Bouglione (née Van Been; 21 December 1910 – 26 August 2018) was a French circus performer. She was the matriarch of the Bouglione circus family.[1] Bouglione was born in Ixelles, Belgium to a French family.

Bouglione began performing as a child. She was known for a dance she would do with her father in a cage full of lions.[2]

Bouglione died in Paris on 26 August 2018 at the age of 107.[3]

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  1. "Circus matriarch Madame Rosa remains active at 103". Chicago Daily Herald. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  2. "103-year-old circus performer recalls her time at the big top". 19 October 2014. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. "Mort de Rosa Bouglione, la reine du cirque, à l'âge de 107 ans" [Death of Rosa Bouglione, Queen of the Circus, at the age of 107] (in French). 27 August 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.