Count Primo Magri
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Count Primo Magri (left) with
and Baron Magri (right) in about 1885
Count Primo Magri (1849–1920) and Count Rosebud were the stage names of a 19th-century Italian dwarf who married Lavinia Warren, the widow of General Tom Thumb on Easter Monday, April 6, 1885, at the  Church of the Holy Trinity in New York City.
At 2 feet 8 inches (81 cm) tall
Magri was two inches shorter than Lavinia's first husband. Together they operated a famous roadside stand in  Middleborough, Massachusetts, and with their troupe composed of other dwarves as well as people of regular height travelled the world, performing plays such as and The Rivals before the public and royalty, including Gulliver Among the Lilliputians Queen Victoria.
twin brother, Giuseppe (or Ernesto) Magri (1850-?), also a dwarf, used the stage names Baron Magri and Baron Littlefinger.   
While the military and
aristocratic titles that P. T. Barnum gave his dwarves were fantasy titles, it is claimed that the Count was given his title by Pope Pius IX. 
The Magris were said to have had very expensive tastes, and were therefore forced to exhibit themselves into old age.
He appeared in a 1915 silent film,  The Lilliputian's Courtship, as Uncle Tiny Mite along with his wife, Lavinia Warren.
Count Primo Magri died in 1920 at
Middleborough, Massachusetts, aged 71 years.
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