Philippe, Count d'Ursel

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePhilippe Marie Eugène•d'Ursel
Used namePhilippe, Count•d'Ursel
Born28 June 1920 in Bern (SUI)
Died26 March 2017 in Oostkamp (BEL)
NOC Belgium


Philippe, Count d’Ursel competed in Alpine skiing at the 1948 St. Moritz Winter Olympics, without distinction. Little is known of the life of Philippe, but he is descended from an aristocratic European family, the Ursels, with roots in Schmalkalden, Germany. The family served ceremonial functions at the court of the Count of Flanders, and members of the Ursel family have been affiliated with many noble Belgian houses. Philippe was considered a cadet member of the family, or somewhat lower in the pecking order.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) BEL Philippe, Count d'Ursel
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 70
Combined, Men (Olympic) 39

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