Pierre de Coubertin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Pierre de Coubertin

Founder of modern Olympic Games, pedagogue and historian

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1863

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 02-Sep-1937

Profession: writer, teacher, politician, historian, pedagogue, rugby union match official, sports official

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Pierre de Coubertin

  • Charles Pierre de Fr├ędy, Baron de Coubertin (French: [pj?? d? kub??t?~]; born Pierre de Fr├ędy; 1 January 1863 ÔÇô 2 September 1937, also known as Pierre de Coubertin and Baron de Coubertin) was a French educator and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and its second President.
  • He is known as the father of the modern Olympic Games. Born into a French aristocratic family, he became an academic and studied a broad range of topics, most notably education and history.
  • He graduated with a degree in law and public affairs Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).
  • It was at Sciences Po that he came up with the idea of the Summer Olympic Games.The Pierre de Coubertin medal (also known as the Coubertin medal or the True Spirit of Sportsmanship medal) is an award given by the International Olympic Committee to athletes who demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship in the Olympic Games.

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