Ferenc Czeisler Deutch
June 29, 1916
|Died||March 2, 2016 (aged 99)|
|Other names||The Great Tihany|
|Spouse(s)||Ilona Kovacs (1935-?)|
Franz Czeisler (also known as The Great Tihany, June 29, 1916 – March 2, 2016) was a Hungarian circus impresario and illusionist.
Czeisler got his first job in the circus at the age of 12, feeding the animals.
In 1953, Czeisler travelled to Brazil with his wife and son and purchased a big top, which he used to start a circus. This eventually became the Circus Tihany, named after a town on Lake Balaton, Hungary. The Circus Tihany toured every country in Central and South America for over 40 years.
- "Franz Czeisler, circus impresario - obituary". The Telegraph. 5 April 2015.
- Lázár, György (March 7, 2016). "Circus legend Franz Czeisler died in Las Vegas – he survived Horthy's henchmen". Hungarian Free Press.
- "Hall of Fame". The Academy of Magical Arts.