Hubert Louis (Umberto Luigi) Baron de Morpurgo (1896 - 1961)

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Birthplace: Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Repubblica Italiana
Death: Died in Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Occupation: Baron, Professional Tennis Player
Managed by: Peter Rohel (c)
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About Hubert Louis (Umberto Luigi) Baron de Morpurgo

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Possible Wife: Claire (see Wiener family)

Picture of Hubert Umberto Louis de Morpurgo (left) - and John F. Hennessey (wikipedia)

Wikipedia; De Morpurgo was born in Trieste when it was part of Austria, but became an Italien citizen when the city changed hands after WW-I. He was ranked in the World’s Top 10 1928-30 - 9th in 1928, 10th in 1929, and 8th in 1930. American tennis icon Bill Tilden ranked him 10th in the world in 1924, and 6th in the world in 1929. De Morpurgo was junior champion in Great Britain in 1911, and student champion in Paris in 1915. He was Italy’s # 1 ranked tennis player in 1927, and in 1929 through 1931. The American Tennis magazine labeled Baron de Morpurgo “the Tilden of his country.” At the 1924 Paris Olympics de Morpurgo defeated France’s Jean Borotra, the reigning Wimbledon Singles Champion, to win the bronze medal in the men's singles event. De Morpurgo was a member of Italy’s first-ever Davis Cup team in 1922, and played on every Italian Davis Cup team through 1933. He won 39 singles matches and lost 14, while in doubles he was 16-10. In 1929, the Baron was named Italian Commissioner of Tennis by Benito Mussolini. De Morpurgo, who was Jewish, was inducted as a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1993

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Hubert Louis (Umberto Luigi) Baron de Morpurgo's Timeline

1896
January 12, 1896
Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Repubblica Italiana
1917
1917
Age 20
1961
February 26, 1961
Age 65
Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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