Jean Stern

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Jean Stern
Personal information
Nationality French
Born (1875-02-19)19 February 1875
Paris, France
Died 15 December 1962(1962-12-15) (aged 87)
Updated on 5 August 2016.

Jean Stern (19 February 1875 – 15 December 1962) was a French épée fencer.

Personal life[edit]

Stern was Jewish, and was born in 1875 in Paris, the son of Louis Stern and Claude Lambert.[2][3][4][5] His father was a scion of the wealthy Stern family of the AJ Stern & Co. banking house. His mother was the daughter of banker Léon Lambert (fr) and Zoé Lucie Betty de Rothschild (fr), daughter of Gustave de Rothschild from the French branch of the Rothschild family.

Jean Stern was also the cousin of composer Fernand Halphen, and nephew of actress Sophie Croizette (fr).

Olympic fencing career[edit]

Stern competed with the French épée team at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, playing in their match against Denmark. The team won the gold medal. Stern also competed in the individual épée event, finishing in 12th place.[1][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Jean STERN". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-12. 
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Jews in Sports. 
  3. ^ "Jewish Olympic Medalists (1896–Present) – Jewish Virtual Library". 
  4. ^ "Jews in the Olympics". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 
  5. ^ "Jean Stern". Olympics at Archived from the original on 2010-10-13. 
  6. ^ "Jean Stern". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on October 13, 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 

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