Howard Staunton

1810 - 1874

Howard Staunton

Howard Staunton (1810 – 22 June 1874) was an English chess master who is generally regarded as the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851, largely as a result of his 1843 victory over Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant. He promoted a chess set of clearly distinguishable pieces of standardised shape—the Staunton pattern promulgated by Nathaniel Cooke—that is still the style required for competitions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Staunton has received more than 134,159 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 40th most popular chess player.

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Among chess players, Howard Staunton ranks 40 out of 256Before him are Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais, Judit Polgár, Luis Ramírez de Lucena, Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona, Efim Bogoljubov, and László Szabó. After him are Pedro Damiano, Andor Lilienthal, Olga Rubtsova, Elisaveta Bykova, Svetozar Gligorić, and Alessandro Salvio.

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Among people born in 1810, Howard Staunton ranks 25Before him are Karl Richard Lepsius, Ole Bull, Henri Victor Regnault, Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg, Hermann Heinrich Gossen, and Ferenc Erkel. After him are Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre, Fanny Elssler, Peter Andreas Munch, Constant Troyon, Princess Pauline of Württemberg, and Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie. Among people deceased in 1874, Howard Staunton ranks 19Before him are Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira, Josiah Warren, Moritz von Jacobi, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Peter Cornelius, and Constantin von Tischendorf. After him are Johann Heinrich von Mädler, Countess of Ségur, Cochise, Peter Andreas Hansen, Ilija Garašanin, and Otto Hesse.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Howard Staunton ranks 1,250 out of 5,347Before him are Steve Hackett (1950), Frederick Delius (1862), Thomas Arne (1710), Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (1689), Ron Dennis (1947), and Eddie Redmayne (1982). After him are Sacha Baron Cohen (1971), Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (1473), Albert Ketèlbey (1875), Dorothy L. Sayers (1893), Thomas Lipton (1848), and Boy George (1961).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among chess players born in United Kingdom, Howard Staunton ranks 1After him are Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841), Henry Bird (1830), Alexander McDonnell (1798), Michael Adams (1971), John Nunn (1955), Nigel Short (1965), and Stuart Conquest (1967).

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