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Pierre De Coubertin. By Connor Brown. Date and Place of Birth. Coubertin was born on January 1’st, 1863 He was born in Paris, France He was born under the name Pierre Baron de Coubertin. Childhood and Family. Coubertin’s father was a diplomat descended from a line of spice merchants

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Pierre de coubertin

Pierre De Coubertin

By Connor Brown


Date and place of birth
Date and Place of Birth

  • Coubertin was born on January 1’st, 1863

  • He was born in Paris, France

  • He was born under the name Pierre Baron de Coubertin


Childhood and family
Childhood and Family

  • Coubertin’s father was a diplomat descended from a line of spice merchants

  • His mother was of Norman nobility

  • He rejected his family’s proposals for him to have a military or legal career


Education
Education

  • Educated by Jesuits at Lycee Saint Ignace, a prestigious school in Paris

  • It’s rigorous physical exercise shaped his goals and he graduated in 1880

  • He studied social science in the Free School of Political Science in Paris, he left in 1883

  • Continued schooling in England and got a law degree


Career
Career

  • Author of many books on education and society

  • Consultant to the Ministry of Education and other departments

  • Commissioned by the government to make a 4 year survey of USA and Canadian schools to reform France’s


Important facts
Important Facts

  • He believed the Ancient Olympics expressed fair competition and physical exercise which are two of his goals

  • Theodosius I banned the games in 393 AD and Coubertin brought them back in 1896

  • Coubertin was a sportsman himself. He was a boxer, a fencer, a rider, and and a rower


Works inventions
Works/Inventions

  • He was the founder of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

  • He wrote the book “Education in England” that showed his enthusiasm for English instruction and sports

  • “Olympic Memoirs” that shows his views of the Olympic movement


Why he s remembered today
Why He’s Remembered Today

  • For founding the IOC

  • His leadership created the first Modern Olympic Games

  • For giving a lecture about re-establishing the Olympic Games


Death how he died
Death, How He Died

  • Died on September 2, 1937 of natural causes

  • His body is buried in Lausanne, Switzerland, the site of the IOC headquarters

  • His heart is buried in Olympia, Greece, the site of the ancient Olympic Games


Works cited
Works Cited

  • Christensen, Paul. "Pierre De Coubertin." Biographical Encyclopedia of 20'th-Century World Leaders. Ed. John Powell. Vol. 2. Tarrytown: Marshall      Cavendish, 2000. 355-57. Print.

  • Wallechinsky, David. "Coubertin, Pierre Baron de." World Book Student. World      Book, 16 May 2013. Web. 16 May 2013. <http://www.worldbookonline.com/      student/article?id=ar752283&st=pierre+de+coubertin>.