Vallerey, Georges

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Vallerey, Georges Gender: M
Georges-Urbain Vallerey
born on 21 October 1927 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Amiens, France, 49n54, 2e18
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°44' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°30 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°15'


French champion swimmer. He came from a family of swimmers, who nicknamed him "Yoyo." He began competing in 1943, shortly after being awarded the Military Cross for saving French sailors from drowning. In 1945, he broke the European 100 and 200 m backstroke records. During his sporting career, between 1945 and 1949, he held seven European records. In 1946, he became the world record holder of the 3 × 100 m medley, then the 4 X 100 and the 4 X 200. At the Summer Olympic Games in 1948, he won bronze in the 100 backstroke. In 1950, he was diagnosed with nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys) and he could no longer swim. After four years of very painful treatments, he died in Casablanca on October 4, 1954.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Ed Steinbrecher collection: Gauquelin 1/1777


  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Died aged 26)
  • Vocation : Sports : Swimming
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Won bronze in the 100 m backstroke, 1948)