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Charles Jacobus

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles•Jacobus
Used nameCharles•Jacobus
Born1 May 1840 in Seneca, New York (USA)
Died24 November 1922 in Waukesha, Wisconsin (USA)
NOC United States


Charles Jacobus was known as the father of American roque, although he won only one national title in the sport in 1885. He was, however, editor for many years of Spalding’s Annual Roque Guide, and he was responsible for organizing the 1904 Olympic roque tournament. Jacobus was from Springfield, Massachusetts.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Roque USA Charles Jacobus
Singles, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold


Previously date of birth/death given as 28 June 1859 - 7 December 1929, but those dates cannot be confirmed from any source.