Jean-François d'Orgeix

Jean-François d'Orgeix (15 April 1921 – 4 July 2006) was a French equestrian, actor and Olympic medalist. He was born in Cap-d'Ail. He competed in show jumping at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, where he won a bronze medal in the individual contest. He also competed in show jumping at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, and placed fifth with the French team.[1]

Jean-François d'Orgeix
Jean Pâqui 1938.jpg
Jean Pâqui, alias Jean d'Orgeix
Personal information
Birth nameJean-François-Marie-Henri de Thonel
Born(1921-04-15)15 April 1921
Cap-d'Ail, France
Died4 July 2006(2006-07-04) (aged 85)
Toucy, France
SportHorse riding

Under the name of Jean Pâqui he appeared in more than twenty films between 1933 and 1958.

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  1. ^ "Jean, Marquis d'Orgeix". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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