Pierre de Coubertin

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Baron Pierre de Coubertin
2nd President of the International Olympic Committee
In office
Preceded by Demetrius Vikelas
Succeeded by Henri de Baillet-Latour
Godefroy de Blonay (Acting)
Personal details
Born 1 January 1863(1863-01-01)
Paris, France
Died 2 September 1937(1937-09-02) (aged 74)
Geneva, Switzerland
Nationality French

Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin (French: [pjɛʁ də kubɛʁtɛ̃]; 1 January 1863 – 2 September 1937) was a French teacher and historian. He was very interested in physical education and he romantized the idea of a gymnasium as the ancient Greeks had, were young and old learned and sported together. He is the founder of the International Olympic Committee.

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