William Grebe

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam F.•Grebe
Used nameWilliam•Grebe
Born9 March 1869 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died29 June 1960 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
NOC United States


Chicago’s William Grebe won his Olympic silver medal in a fence-off with Albertson Van Zo Post, after they were both defeated by the Harvard-trained Cuban, Manuel Díaz. In addition to his medal events, Grebe competed in individual foil at the 1904 Olympics, but was eliminated in a semi-final pool, losing every bout. He was also AFLA national champion in épée individual, while representing the Chicago Fencers Club.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Fencing USA William Grebe
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5 p1 r1/2
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Single Sticks, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze