George Lippert

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George Lippert (1844[1] – 28 July 1906), was born in Germany with three legs and two hearts.[2] He worked as a curiosity for nearly 50 years, many of them for P. T. Barnum.[2] He later faced competition from Italian-American Frank Lentini (1889−1966), another three-legged man.

He died of tuberculosis in 1906.

The Ronald G. Becker Collection of Charles Eisenmann Photographs, held by Syracuse University, includes a photograph of a painting titled "George Lippert three legged man".[3]


  1. ^ "Fascination spkes over extra body parts". The Korea Times. 20 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b Hartzman, Marc (2006). American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History's Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin. p. 59. ISBN 9781585425303. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Ronald G. Becker Collection of Charles Eisenmann Photographs". Syracuse University.