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Born 21 March 1886
Istrum, Sweden
Died 23 August 1972 (aged 86)
Täby, Stockholm, Sweden

Georg Gustaf Wilhelm von Braun (21 March 1886 – 23 August 1972) was a Swedish horse rider who competed in the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics. In 1920 he and his horse Diana finished eighth in the individual eventing competition and won a gold medal with the Swedish eventing team. Four years later he finished 19th in the individual jumping and was a non-scoring member of the gold medal winning Swedish team.[1][2]

Von Braun began his military training in 1904, and after 1906 served with the Gotland Artillery Corps. In 1920–21 he briefly worked as an Honorary Attaché at the Swedish Embassy in London. In 1930, being a captain, he was transferred to Karlsborg's Artillery Regiment, and in 1933 to the Göta Artillery Regiment. He was a major then. In 1942 he joined Stockholm's Air Defense Reserve Regiment and retired as a colonel in 1950. His son Detlow von Braun became an Olympic sailor.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Georg von Braun Archived 6 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. Georg von Braun. Swedish Olympic Committee

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