Jacques Person

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJakob "Jacques"•Person
Used nameJacques•Person
Born1 May 1889 in Saverne, Bas-Rhin (FRA)
Died15 July 1915 in Vlaanderen (BEL)
Measurements182 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsSportverein Strassburg
NOC Germany


Alsace-born German Jacques Person was killed in action during World War I as a member of the 7. Thuringia Infantery-Regiment Nr. 96. He participated in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics in the 400 and the 800m. Person was educated as an economist at Strasbourg, France, and was related to well-known Berlin sports administrator Arthur Person (1926-1993), who led the German initiative “Youth training for the Olympics”.

Personal Bests: 400 – 51.8 (1909); 800 – 2:00.0 (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Jacques Person
400 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h2 r2/3
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h5 r1/3

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