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The native form of this personal name is Földes Dezső. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Dezső Földes (December 30, 1880 in Miskolc, Hungary – March 27, 1950 in Cleveland, United States)[1] was a Hungarian saber fencer.[2]


Földes won gold medals in team saber at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London and at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.[3]


He was born into a Hungarian Jewish family[4] in Miskolc, Kingdom of Hungary. Földes moved to the United States in 1912, and set up a hospital clinic for the poor in Cleveland, where he died in 1950.[5]


  1. ^ "Hungary". Archived from the original on February 10, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2014.  CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Dezső Földes". Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Eisen, George. "Jewish Olympic Medalists". Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Paul (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics. Sussex Academic Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-1-903900-87-1. 
  5. ^ "Foldes, Deszo". Jews in Sports. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 

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