Jean-Joseph Renaud

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Jean-Joseph Renaud
Personal information
Born (1873-01-16)16 January 1873
Paris, France
Died 8 December 1953(1953-12-08) (aged 80)
Paris, France
Sport Fencing

Jean-Joseph Renaud (16 January 1873 – 8 December 1953) was a French fencer. He competed at the 1900 and 1908 Summer Olympics.[1]

He was also a prolific journalist, author and playwright whose books La Défense dans la rue (Self Defence in the Street - 1912) and L'Escrime (Fencing - 1911) are recognised as an important contribution to early 20th century literature on those subjects. He was a proponent of the field of honor, saying: "From every point of view dueling is beneficent." He refereed many duels (including ones involving Clemenceau and Leon Blum) and fought at least 15 himself (being a fencing master, all but 4 were fought with pistols; he was victorious in all of them).


  1. ^ "Jean-Joseph Renaud Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 9 September 2011. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 


Afternoon in the Attic, by John Kobler, copyright 1943-1950