Heinrich Elbogen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHenri Antoine "Heinrich"•Elbogen
Used nameHeinrich•Elbogen
Born18 June 1872 in Paris VIIIe, Paris (FRA)
Died8 December 1927 in Wien (Vienna), Wien (AUT)
NOC Austria


Heinrich Elbogen was an Austrian sports shooter. He competed at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics in three running deer events. He finished an unfortunate fourth in the single shot with the Austrian team, and was seventh in the individual competition and 16th in the double shot.

Elbogen was born in Paris to a wealthy Jewish family involved in the banking business. His father became President of the Anglo-Austrian Bank in Vienna, and the family lived in a country estate, Schloss Thalheim, at Lower Austria. During World War I, Elbogen was taken prisoner by the Russians in 1916 and kept in captivity in Siberia for four years. He wrote a book about his war experiences called Friedensgedanken eines Heimkehrers (Thoughts of Peace from a Returnee).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting AUT Heinrich Elbogen
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) 7
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Austria 4
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) 16