Pierre de Coubertin

1863 - 1937

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Charles Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin (French: [ʃaʁl pjɛʁ də fʁedi baʁɔ̃ də kubɛʁtɛ̃]; born Pierre de Frédy; 1 January 1863 – 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre de Coubertin has received more than 798,260 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Pierre de Coubertin is the 3rd most popular businessperson (up from 4th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from France (up from 74th in 2019) and the most popular French Businessperson.

Pierre de Coubertin is most famous for founding the International Olympic Committee and the modern Olympic Games.

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Among businesspeople, Pierre de Coubertin ranks 3 out of 604. Before him are Bill Gates and Howard Hughes. After him are Oskar Schindler, Cecil Rhodes, Warren Buffett, John D. Rockefeller, Ingvar Kamprad, George Soros, Aristotle Onassis, David Rockefeller, and Vince McMahon.

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Among people born in 1863, Pierre de Coubertin ranks 2Before him is Edvard Munch. After him are Henry Ford, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Konstantin Stanislavski, Paul Signac, Arthur Henderson, Pietro Mascagni, Henry van de Velde, George Herbert Mead, Constantine P. Cavafy, and David Lloyd George. Among people deceased in 1937, Pierre de Coubertin ranks 2Before him is Ernest Rutherford. After him are Maurice Ravel, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Adler, John D. Rockefeller, Antonio Gramsci, H. P. Lovecraft, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Amelia Earhart, Erich Ludendorff, and George Gershwin.

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Among people born in France, Pierre de Coubertin ranks 52 out of 5,234. Before him are Claude Debussy (1862), Claudius (-10), Michel de Montaigne (1533), Gustave Flaubert (1821), André-Marie Ampère (1775), and Auguste Rodin (1840). After him are Louis XIII of France (1601), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Edgar Degas (1834), Georges Bizet (1838), Pierre de Fermat (1601), and Brigitte Bardot (1934).


Among businesspeople born in France, Pierre de Coubertin ranks 1After him are Jules Rimet (1873), Bernard Arnault (1949), Robert Guérin (1876), Liliane Bettencourt (1922), Christophe Plantin (1520), Pierre Bergé (1930), Louis Vuitton (1821), Yves Rocher (1930), Armand Peugeot (1849), Albert Kahn (1860), and Charles Pathé (1863).