Adam Papée

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Adam Papée
Adam Papee, Władysław Segda 1934.jpg
Adam Papee (left) with fencer Władysław Segda in 1934
Personal information
Born(1895-07-21)21 July 1895
Lemberg, Austria-Hungary
Died6 March 1990(1990-03-06) (aged 94)
Fencers team AZS Kraków in 1922. Third from the right is Adam Papée.

Adam Stanisław Papée (21 July 1895 – 6 March 1990) was a Polish fencing champion, one of pioneers of fencing in Poland.[1]

Papée was not only a sportsman, but also an official, one of founders of the Polish Fencing Association (Polski Związek Szermierczy). Between 1926 and 1930, he was the director of this association.

He was four times individual champion of Poland (1926, 1927, 1929, 1932), and four times took part in the Summer Olympic Games (1924–1936), winning two bronze medals in team sabre, in Amsterdam (1928) and Los Angeles (1932).[2] He fenced for two clubs - AZS Kraków and Legia Warszawa. After retirement from active sports, he became a coach, also wrote memoirs Na białą broń, published in 1987.


  1. ^ "Adam Papée". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Adam Papée Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2010.

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