François-André Danican Philidor

1726 - 1795

François-André Danican Philidor

François-André Danican Philidor (7 September 1726 – 31 August 1795), often referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime, was a French composer and chess player. He contributed to the early development of the opéra comique. He is also regarded as the best chess player of his age; his book Analyse du jeu des Échecs was considered a standard chess manual for at least a century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of François-André Danican Philidor has received more than 121,405 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 13th most popular chess player.

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Among chess players, François-André Danican Philidor ranks 13 out of 256Before him are Mikhail Tal, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Botvinnik, Max Euwe, Anatoly Karpov, and Garry Kasparov. After him are Adolf Anderssen, Paul Morphy, Vasily Smyslov, Viktor Korchnoi, Frank Marshall, and Paul Keres.

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Among people born in 1726, François-André Danican Philidor ranks 1After him are James Hutton, Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia, Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain, Gerard Majella, Jacob Frank, Franz Joseph I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Prince Henry of Prussia, Maria Teresa Felicitas d'Este, Louise Henriette de Bourbon, Princess Louise of Denmark, and Charles Burney. Among people deceased in 1795, François-André Danican Philidor ranks 4Before him are Louis XVII of France, Alessandro Cagliostro, and Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach. After him are Sayat-Nova, Ahilyabai Holkar, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, Carl Michael Bellman, Georg Benda, Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart, Samuel Wallis, and Honoré III, Prince of Monaco.

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Among people born in France, François-André Danican Philidor ranks 641 out of 4,109Before him are Peter Waldo (1140), Albert Uderzo (1927), Jacques Delors (1925), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), Chlodomer (495), and François Mansart (1598). After him are Édouard Lalo (1823), Étienne de La Boétie (1530), Margaret of Anjou (1430), Isabelle Huppert (1953), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), and Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882).