Pierre de Coubertin

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Baron Pierre de Coubertin
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Pierre de coubertin is the founder of the Moden Olympics which were founded in 1896.
2nd President of the International Olympic Committee
In office
1896–1925
Preceded byDemetrius Vikelas
Succeeded byHenri de Baillet-Latour
Godefroy de Blonay (Acting)
Personal details
Born(1863-01-01)1 January 1863
Paris, France
Died2 September 1937(1937-09-02) (aged 74)
Geneva, Switzerland
NationalityFrench
Occupation(Before Moden olympics) Physical education and a historian
ProfessionOrganiser

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 loved 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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