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Bertrand, Count de Lesseps

Full name: Bertrand Marie de Lesseps
Gender: Male
Born: February 3, 1875 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: August 28, 1918 in Cauvigny, Oise, France
Title: Comte
Country: FRA France
Sport: Fencing

Related Olympians: Brother of Ismaël de Lesseps; Brother of Mathieu de Lesseps.

Biography

Bertrand, Count de Lesseps competed in sabre at the 1908 Olympics, alongside his brother, [Ismaël de Lesseps]. Another brother, [Mathieu de Lesseps], competed in equestrian events at the 1900 Olympics. They were three of 17 children born to Ferdinand de Lesseps out of two different wives. Ferdinand de Lesseps was a French diplomat who later helped plan and develop the Suez Canal. All three brothers were also early French pioneers of aviation. Bertrand earned his flying certificate in 1910. A fourth brother, Jacques, who was not an Olympian, served in the 2nd Bombing Group of the French Service as a captain and pilot, and in August 1918. He received the American Distinguished Service Cross for bravery.

Bertrand de Lesseps joined the 20e Battalion de Chasseurs, rising to the rank of captain. He was killed in action while leading his men on a reconnoitering mission near Chauvigny, France on 28 August 1918.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual France FRA 8 p1 r3/4
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Team France FRA 4

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Pool One 8 1908-07-23 1 6
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Round Two Pool Four 1 1908-07-20 3 0
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Round One Pool Eight 1T 1908-07-18 4 1

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TBW/TD IBW
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout A 2 1908-07-22 BOH 9, FRA 7 7 2
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout A 1 1908-07-22 de Lesseps (FRA) , Schejbal (BOH)
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout A 2 1908-07-22 Lada (BOH) , de Lesseps (FRA)
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout A 1 1908-07-22 de Lesseps (FRA) , Goppold z Lobsdorfu, Sr. (BOH)
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Semi-Finals Team Bout A 2 1908-07-22 Lada-Sázavský (BOH) , de Lesseps (FRA)
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout A 1 FRA 10, BEL 6 10 3
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout A 1 de Lesseps (FRA) , du Bosch (BEL)
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout A 2 Grade (BEL) , de Lesseps (FRA)
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout A 1 de Lesseps (FRA) , Van Tomme (BEL)
1908 Summer 33 London Fencing France FRA Round One Team Bout A 1 de Lesseps (FRA) , Van der Voodt (BEL)
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