The historian Pierre De Coubertin passed away at age 74, respectable.
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French academic and historian who founded the International Olympic Committee and helped establish the modern Olympic Games. He is known for his academic work in the field of education, and released a book on the subject, L’Education en Angleterre, in 1888.
He traveled to England in the early 1880s and studied with Thomas Arnold, a Rugby School teacher who emphasized the importance of physical education.
His poem, Ode to Sport, was honored with a gold medal at the 1912 Summer Olympic Games.
How did Pierre De Coubertin die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||74 years|
|Birthday||January 1, 1863|
|Death date||September 2, 1937|
|Place of death||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement."Pierre De Coubertin
"The Olympic Spirit is neither the property of one race nor of one age."Pierre De Coubertin
"The Olympic Movement gives the world an ideal which reckons with the reality of life, and includes a possibility to guide this reality toward the great Olympic Idea."Pierre De Coubertin
"The important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete."Pierre De Coubertin
"In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty."Pierre De Coubertin