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Georges de la Nézière

Full name: Georges Daviel de la Nézière
Gender: Male
Born: July 31, 1878 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: October 9, 1914 in Mouchy aux Bois, Pas-de-Calais, France
Affiliations: Stade français, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Athletics


Georges de la Nézière was from a Parisian family and had two brothers who became well-known painters and illustrators, Joseph and Raymond, with Raymond exhibiting under various names, including Robert, René, and Raoul. Georges was a wild child and was sent to a Dominican boarding school to control him, which worked well. After his 1896 Olympic appearance he joined the Army in 1899, and began working with armored cars. Leaving the Army in 1901 he attended Rouen Business School, but also starting racing cars, including at the 1901 Paris-to-Berlin race.

During World War I, de la Nézière was called back to the 11th Company, 26e Régiment d’Infanterie. In October 1914 he was killed by machine gun fire in the forest of Mouchy, near Arras.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 17 Athina Athletics Men's 800 metres France FRA 3 h2 r1/2

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 17 Athina Athletics France Round One Heat Two 3
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