Joseph Carey Merrick

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Birthday
5, 1862
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 11, 1890 (27)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
5, 1862
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 11, 1890 (27)

About

Tragic English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as an attraction under the name the Elephant Man.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

It was proposed that he suffered from a combination of neurofibromatosis type I and Proteus syndrome.

Family Life

His father was Joseph Rockley Merrick.

Associated With

He was the subject of the film The Elephant Man, directed by David Lynch.

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