Alexandre Lippmann

Alexandre Lippmann (11 June 1881 – 23 February 1960) was a French Olympic champion épée fencer. He won two Olympic gold medals, as well as three other Olympic medals.[2]

Alexandre Lippmann
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Personal information
Born(1881-06-11)11 June 1881
Paris, France
Died23 February 1960(1960-02-23) (aged 78)
Paris, France
ClubCercle de l'Escrime de Paris

Early and personal lifeEdit

Lippmann was born in Paris, France, in the 17th arrondissement. Through his mother, Marie-Alexandrine-Henriette Dumas, he was the grandson of Alexandre Dumas fils and great-grandson of French writer Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers.[3][4] His father was Jewish.[5][6][7][8] Lippmann was also a genre painter.[3]

Fencing careerEdit

In 1909, he won the French épée championship.[3]

He won five medals, including two gold medals, at three different Olympic Games: a team gold and an individual silver in the 1908 Olympics in London at 26 years of age, a team bronze and individual silver in the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp at 38 years of age, and a team gold in the 1924 Olympics in Paris at the age of 42.[1][3][9][10][6][11]

He missed out on the opportunity to fence in two other Olympic Games. This was because French fencers did not compete at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm because France disagreed with the rules of the competition, and World War I caused the cancellation of what would have been the 1916 Summer Olympics.[11][12][13]

Lippmann was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.[9][14][15][16][17][18]

He died in 1960, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Alexandre LIPPMANN". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Alexandre Lippmann". Olympedia. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d "Alexandre Lippmann Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  4. ^ Three Musketeers: A Study of the Dumas Family - André Maurois
  5. ^ a b Un jour, un médaillé olympique : Alexandre Lippmann, l'escrimeur descendant d'Alexandre Dumas - Dictionnaire des médaillés olympiques français
  6. ^ a b The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame - Joseph M. Siegman
  7. ^ Day by Day in Jewish Sports History - Bob Wechsler
  8. ^ Jews and the Olympic Games: sport: a springboard for minorities - Paul Yogi Mayer
  9. ^ a b "Alexandre Lippmann".
  10. ^ Bernard Postal; Jesse Silver; Roy Silver (1965). Encyclopedia of Jews in Sports. Bloch Publishing Company.
  11. ^ a b "Lippman, Alexandre: Jews In Sports". Archived from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  12. ^ Fencing at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games | Olympics at
  13. ^ The 1912 Stockholm Olympics: Essays on the Competitions, the People, the City
  14. ^ "Jews in the Olympics". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 6 August 1984. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  15. ^ Bob Wechsler (2008). Day by Day in Jewish Sports History. KTAV Publishing House, Inc. pp. 206–. ISBN 978-0-88125-969-8.
  16. ^ Joseph M. Siegman (1992). The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. SP Books. pp. 104–. ISBN 978-1-56171-028-7.
  17. ^ Paul Yogi Mayer (1 March 2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: sport: a springboard for minorities. Vallentine Mitchell. ISBN 978-0-85303-451-3.
  18. ^ Alexandre Lippmann

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