Jean, duc Decazes

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Olympic medal record
Men's Sailing
Silver 1900 Paris 10 to 20 ton class

Jean-Élie-Octave-Louis-Sévère-Amanien Decazes de Glücksburg, 3rd Duc Decazes and 3rd Hertig af Glücksbierg (April 30, 1864 – August 31, 1912) was a French aristocrat and sportsman.

Biography[edit]

Decazes was born in Paris. On April 28, 1888, still in Paris, he married Isabelle-Blanche Singer (1869–1896), who was the daughter of American sewing-machine millionaire Isaac Singer. They had three children:

  • Jacques Louis Élie Decazes de Glücksbierg (Paris, August 31, 1891 - Beaumont-en-Beine, March 15, 1916), unmarried and without issue.

His wife died in 1896 and their children were raised in large part by their aunt Winnaretta Singer, Princess Edmond de Polignac.

A member of the Yacht Club de France, Jean Decazes won a silver medal sailing at the 1900 Summer Olympics in the 10 to 20 ton class. The following year he captured the 1901 Coupe de France again using his sailboat Quand-Même II.

He died in Chantilly in 1912.

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French nobility
Preceded by
Louis-Charles-Élie-Amanien
Dukes of Decazes
1886-1912
Succeeded by
Louis Jean Victor Sévère