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Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de coubertin is the founder of the Moden Olympics which were founded in 1896.
|2nd President of the International Olympic Committee|
|Preceded by||Demetrius Vikelas|
|Succeeded by||Henri de Baillet-Latour
Godefroy de Blonay (Acting)
1 January 1863|
|Died||2 September 1937
|Occupation||(Before Moden olympics) Physical education and a historian|
Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin (French: [pjɛʁ də kubɛʁtɛ̃]; 1 January 1863 – 2 September 1937) was a French teacher and historian. He was very interested in physical education and he loved the idea of a gymnasium as the ancient Greeks had, were young and old learned and sported together. He is the founder of the International Olympic Committee.
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