General Tom Thumb

General Tom Thumb bio

Birth Name: Charles Sherwood Stratton

Occupation: Person

Place Of Birth: Bridgeport

Date Of Birth: January 4, 1838

Date Of Death: July 15, 1883

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

General Tom Thumb was born on the 4th of January, 1838. He was best known for being a Person. Little person who performed in P.T. Barnum ‘s circus beginning in the 1840s. During his childhood, he traveled with the circus throughout Europe and became a worldwide celebrity.

General Tom Thumb was born in Bridgeport. He weighed over nine pounds when he was born; however, his growth quickly slowed. As an adult, he stood at just over three feet tall. His marriage to a woman around his (diminutive) height was first-page news at the time.

General Tom Thumb was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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General Tom Thumb was born in 1830s.

Charles Sherwood Stratton is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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General Tom Thumb’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on General Tom Thumb’s parents.

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Like many famous people and celebrities, General Tom Thumb kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

General Tom Thumb was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Charles Sherwood Stratton
NICKNAME: General Tom Thumb
RELIGION: Roman Catholic
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: General Tom Thumb was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: General Tom Thumb was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: General Tom Thumb had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

General Tom Thumb’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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