Georges de la Nézière

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeorges•Daviel de la Nézière
Used nameGeorges•de la Nézière
Born31 July 1878 in Paris VIIIe, Paris (FRA)
Died9 October 1914 in Mouchy aux Bois, Pas-de-Calais (FRA)
Measurements172 cm
AffiliationsStade français, Paris (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

Georges de la Nézière was from a Parisian family and had two brothers who became well-known painters and illustrators, Joseph and Raymond, with Raymond exhibiting under various names, including Robert, René, and Raoul. Georges was a wild child and was sent to a Dominican boarding school to control him, which worked well. After his 1896 Olympic appearance he joined the Army in 1899, and began working with armored cars. Leaving the Army in 1901 he attended Rouen Business School, but also starting racing cars, including at the 1901 Paris-to-Berlin race.

During World War I, de la Nézière was called back to the 11th Company, 26e Régiment d’Infanterie. In October 1914 he was killed by machine gun fire in the forest of Mouchy, near Arras.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1896 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Georges de la Nézière
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h2 r1/2
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS

Special Notes