|Born||19 February 1875|
|Died||15 December 1962 (aged 87)|
|Updated on 5 August 2016.|
Stern was Jewish. He was born in Paris, the son of French banker Louis Stern (1844-1900) and Claude Lambert. His father was the son of Antoine Jacob Stern, also well known in banking circles, and a scion of the wealthy Stern family of the AJ Stern & Co. banking house. His mother was the daughter of banker Léon Lambert and Zoé Lucie Betty de Rothschild, 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. In 1904 Stern married Claude Lambert, daughter of Baron Léon Lambert and Baroness Zoe Lucie de Rothschild.
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. The team won the gold medal. Stern also competed in the individual épée event, finishing in 12th place.
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