Joseph Carey Merrick

Joseph Carey Merrick bio

Birth Name: Joseph Carey Merrick

Occupation: Person

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: August 5, 1862

Date Of Death: April 11, 1890

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: English

Joseph Carey Merrick was born on the 5th of August, 1862. He was famous for being a Person. Tragic English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as an attraction under the name the Elephant Man.

Joseph Carey Merrick was born in England. He began to develop abnormally during the first few years of his life, with his skin becoming lumpy, and a bony hump growing on his forehead. It was proposed that he suffered from a combination of neurofibromatosis type I and Proteus syndrome.

Joseph Carey Merrick was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Joseph Carey Merrick was born in 1860s.

Joseph Carey Merrick 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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Joseph Carey Merrick’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Joseph Carey Merrick’s parents.

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Joseph Carey Merrick was born in the Year of the Dog.

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REAL NAME: Joseph Carey Merrick
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Joseph Carey Merrick was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Joseph Carey Merrick was born in the Year of the Rabbit. 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: Joseph Carey Merrick had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Joseph Carey Merrick’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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