Jean Stern (fencer)

Jean Stern (19 February 1875 – 15 December 1962) was a French Olympic champion épée fencer.[3]

Jean Stern
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Portrait of Jean Stern, by Sem.
Personal information
Born(1875-02-19)19 February 1875
Paris, France
Died15 December 1962(1962-12-15) (aged 87)
Paris, France[1]
Medal record
Updated on 5 August 2016.

Personal lifeEdit

Stern was Jewish. He was born in Paris, the son of French banker Louis Stern (1844-1900) and Claude Lambert.[4][5][6][1][7][8] His father was the son of Antoine Jacob Stern, also well known in banking circles,[1] and 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]. In 1904 Stern married Claude Lambert, daughter of Baron Léon Lambert and Baroness Zoe Lucie de Rothschild.[1]

Olympic fencing careerEdit

Stern competed with the French épée team at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London at 33 years of age, fencing in their competition against Denmark.[1] The team won the gold medal.[1] Stern also competed in the individual épée event, finishing in 12th place.[2][1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jean Stern". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 13 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Jean STERN". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Jean Stern". Olympedia. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  4. ^ Postal, Bernard; Silver, Jesse; Silver, Roy (1965). Encyclopedia of Jews in Sports.
  5. ^ "Jewish Olympic Medalists (1896–Present) – Jewish Virtual Library".
  6. ^ "Jews in the Olympics". Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
  7. ^ Everyman's Judaica: An Encyclopedic Dictionary
  8. ^ Encyclopedia of Jews in Sports - Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, Roy Silver

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