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Philippe Houben

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
Full namePhilippe Jean Louis•Houben
Used namePhilippe•Houben
Born4 June 1881 in Bruxelles (Brussels) (BEL)
AffiliationsPupilles de Neptune de Lille, Lille (FRA)
NOC France
Nationality Belgium


Philippe Houben was a water poloist who competed at the 1900 Paris Olympics. Houben was born in Bruxelles and apparently was a Belgian citizen in 1900. However, he competed for a French club, Pupilles de Neptune de Lille. He was also entered for them in team swimming but did not compete.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1900 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) FRA BEL Philippe Houben
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Pupilles de Neptune de Lille #1 =5
Swimming (Aquatics) FRA BEL Philippe Houben
200 metres Team Swimming, Men (Olympic) Pupilles de Neptune de Lille DNS