Pablo Fanque, born William Darby in Norwich, England, was an English equestrian performer and circus proprietor, the first non-white British circus owner in Britain.
His circus was the most popular in Victorian Britain for 30 years, a period that is regarded as the golden age of the circus.
Since the late 20th century, Pablo Fanque is best known from being mentioned in The Beatles song, "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" on their album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).
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