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Carel Scharten

Full name: Carel Theodorus Scharten
Gender: Male
Born: March 14, 1878 in Middelburg, Zeeland, Netherlands
Died: October 31, 1950 in Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Art Competitions

Related Olympians: Husband of Margo Scharten-Antink.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Starting out as a poet, Carel Scharten worked as a critic and editor for the literary magazine De Gids. His breakthrough as a novelist followed in 1908 with Een huis vol menschen, written together with his wife, [Margo Scharten-Antink]. The couple became fairly popular with their novels, which had many religious and Italian influences. This was also true for the work De nar van Maremmen (The fool of Maremma), which they entered in the 1928 Olympic literature competition and which won a bronze medal. Scharten and his wife had settled in Firenze in 1924 and remained there until their death.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Epic Works Netherlands NED 3 Bronze

Mixed Literature, Epic Works

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 50 Amsterdam Art Competitions Netherlands Final Standings 3
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