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was a French circus
A circus is commonly a travelling company of performers that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and other stunt-oriented artists...
clown. He performed as an elegant Whiteface. He was a member of the Fratellini Family
The Fratellini Family was a famous European circus family in the late 1900s and 1920s. An engagement at the Circus Medrano in Paris, France, after World War I was so successful that it sparked a strong resurgence of interest in the circus. By 1923, the Fratellini brothers had become the darlings of...
. François was born in Paris
Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region...
, in 1879, and died there in 1951. He had two brothers: Paul Fratellini
Paul Fratellini was a famous French-Italian circus clown. He was member of the Fratellini Family. Paul Fratellini was born in Catania and died in Perreux, France. His brothers were François Fratellini and Albert Fratellini....
(1886 - 1940) and Albert Fratellini
Albert Fratellini was a famous circus clown who helped to redefine the role of the Auguste. He was a member of the Fratellini Family. Albert was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1886. He died in Epinay, France, in 1961. He had two brothers:...
(1877 - 1961).