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Adolf Anderssen

1818 - 1879

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Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen (July 6, 1818 – March 13, 1879) was a German chess master. He won the great international tournaments of 1851 and 1862, but lost matches to Paul Morphy in 1858, and to Wilhelm Steinitz in 1866. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adolf Anderssen has received more than 318,567 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Adolf Anderssen is the 18th most popular chess player (down from 16th in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from Poland (down from 124th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Polish Chess Player.

Adolf Anderssen is most famous for his victory over Lionel Kieseritzky in 1851.

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Among chess players, Adolf Anderssen ranks 18 out of 374Before him are Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, François-André Danican Philidor, Paul Morphy, Samuel Reshevsky, and Vasily Smyslov. After him are Paul Keres, Viktor Korchnoi, Vera Menchik, Ruy López de Segura, Siegbert Tarrasch, and Richard Réti.

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Among people born in 1818, Adolf Anderssen ranks 14Before him are Charles Gounod, Jacob Burckhardt, Lewis H. Morgan, Marius Petipa, Rudolf von Jhering, and Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Emperor Norton, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, Leconte de Lisle, Sophie of Württemberg, Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, and August Wilhelm von Hofmann. Among people deceased in 1879, Adolf Anderssen ranks 6Before him are James Clerk Maxwell, Bernadette Soubirous, Honoré Daumier, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, and Napoléon, Prince Imperial. After him are Gottfried Semper, Thomas Couture, Albrecht von Roon, Julia Margaret Cameron, Maria Teresa of Savoy, and Charles De Coster.

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Among people born in Poland, Adolf Anderssen ranks 159 out of 1,454Before him are Christa Wolf (1929), Hanna Schygulla (1943), Bolesław III Wrymouth (1086), Jerzy Kukuczka (1948), Olga Tokarczuk (1962), and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915). After him are Władysław Anders (1892), Reinhard Selten (1930), Marian Rejewski (1905), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Carl Friedrich Goerdeler (1884), and Bolesław Bierut (1892).


Among chess players born in Poland, Adolf Anderssen ranks 3Before him are Emanuel Lasker (1868) and Samuel Reshevsky (1911). After him are Siegbert Tarrasch (1862), Akiba Rubinstein (1880), Miguel Najdorf (1910), Johannes Zukertort (1842), Szymon Winawer (1838), Grigory Levenfish (1889), Edward Lasker (1885), Daniel Harrwitz (1823), and Valery Salov (1964).