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Francis Magoun

Full name: Francis Peabody Magoun, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: January 6, 1895 in New York, New York, United States
Died: June 5, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions


American Francis Magoun was a literature professor, who studied 20th century medieval and English literature, although he also authored some texts on football history. Although he was an American he served in the British Royal Air Force during World War I. Discharged from service in 1919, Magoun remained in England at the end of the war and attended Cambridge before returning to the United States. After his return he was employed by Harvard University, eventually being named professor. He published more than a dozen books, including a prose translation of the great Finnish epic The Kalevala. Honored by Finland in 1964, he was awarded the Order of the Lion. He also translated Grimm’s Märchen (Grimm’s Fairy Tales) in English, and became an expert in Germanic name setting.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 41 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Unknown Event United States USA AC

Mixed Literature, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 41 Berlin Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC Annals of British Football
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