Johannes Zukertort

1842 - 1888

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Johannes Hermann Zukertort (Polish: Jan Hermann Cukiertort; 7 September 1842 – 20 June 1888) was a Polish-born British-German chess master. He was one of the leading world players for most of the 1870s and 1880s, but lost to Wilhelm Steinitz in the World Chess Championship 1886, which is generally regarded as the first World Chess Championship match. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Zukertort has received more than 160,452 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Johannes Zukertort is the 26th most popular chess player (up from 30th in 2019), the 276th most popular biography from Poland (up from 288th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Polish Chess Player.

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Over the past year Johannes Zukertort has had the most page views in the with 21,705 views, followed by Russian (6,492), and German (6,367). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Cantonese (112.79%), Basque (88.00%), and Breton (73.96%)


Among chess players, Johannes Zukertort ranks 26 out of 461Before him are Viktor Korchnoi, Samuel Reshevsky, Judit Polgár, Siegbert Tarrasch, Akiba Rubinstein, and Richard Réti. After him are David Bronstein, Mikhail Chigorin, Miguel Najdorf, Savielly Tartakower, Vera Menchik, and Luis Ramírez de Lucena.

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Among people born in 1842, Johannes Zukertort ranks 30Before him are Carl von Linde, Osborne Reynolds, Édouard Lucas, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Jean Gaston Darboux, and Giovanni Boldini. After him are Gaston, Count of Eu, Alphonse Borrelly, Vilhelm Thomsen, Mykola Lysenko, Ōyama Iwao, and Nikolaos Gyzis. Among people deceased in 1888, Johannes Zukertort ranks 17Before him are Anton Mauve, François Achille Bazaine, Ascanio Sobrero, Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, Theodor Storm, and Paul Langerhans. After him are Mary Jane Kelly, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Ali Rıza Efendi, Mary Ann Nichols, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, and Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay.

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Among people born in Poland, Johannes Zukertort ranks 276 out of 1,694Before him are Hans Kammler (1901), Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (1889), Victor Klemperer (1881), Casimir II the Just (1138), Edward Gierek (1913), and Hermann Schwarz (1843). After him are Leszek the White (1186), Ryszard Kaczorowski (1919), Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687), Kazimierz Kuratowski (1896), Lilli Palmer (1914), and Dieter Wisliceny (1911).


Among chess players born in Poland, Johannes Zukertort ranks 6Before him are Emanuel Lasker (1868), Adolf Anderssen (1818), Samuel Reshevsky (1911), Siegbert Tarrasch (1862), and Akiba Rubinstein (1880). After him are Miguel Najdorf (1910), Szymon Winawer (1838), Edward Lasker (1885), Grigory Levenfish (1889), Daniel Harrwitz (1823), and Valery Salov (1964).