Pedro Damiano

1480 - 1544

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Pedro Damiano (Portuguese: Pedro Damião; Damiano is the Italian form, much like the Latin Damianus; 1480–1544) was a Portuguese chess player. A native of Odemira, he was a pharmacist by profession. He wrote Questo libro e da imparare giocare a scachi et de li partiti, published in Rome, Italy, in 1512; it went through eight editions in the sixteenth century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pedro Damiano has received more than 72,307 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Pedro Damiano is the 52nd most popular chess player (down from 47th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from Portugal (down from 167th in 2019) and the most popular Portuguese Chess Player.

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Among chess players, Pedro Damiano ranks 52 out of 461Before him are Frank Marshall, Andor Lilienthal, Rudolf Spielmann, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Milan Vidmar, and Jan Timman. After him are Lajos Portisch, Alexander Kotov, Lionel Kieseritzky, Magnus Carlsen, Salo Flohr, and Aleksandar Matanović.

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Among people born in 1480, Pedro Damiano ranks 29Before him are Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire, Sebastián de Belalcázar, Herri met de Bles, António de Abreu, Pir Sultan Abdal, and Giovanni Francesco Straparola. After him are Girolamo Savoldo, Girolamo Aleandro, Antonio de Guevara, Frederick II of Legnica, Duarte Barbosa, and Hans Leonhard Schäufelein. Among people deceased in 1544, Pedro Damiano ranks 8Before him are Hwang Jini, Manco Inca Yupanqui, Clément Marot, Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, Johannes Magnus, and Ruy López de Villalobos. After him are Valerius Cordus, Louis V, Elector Palatine, Antonio de Guevara, Bonaventure des Périers, Teofilo Folengo, and Nilakantha Somayaji.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Pedro Damiano ranks 191 out of 633Before him are Beatrice of Portugal (1347), Alexandrina of Balazar (1904), Cristóvão da Gama (1516), Francisco de Sá Carneiro (1934), Estêvão Gomes (1484), and Tomé Pires (1468). After him are John, Constable of Portugal (1400), José Saraiva Martins (1932), Pelagio Galvani (1165), Alberto Festa (1939), Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark (1211), and Zeca Afonso (1929).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Portugal

Among chess players born in Portugal, Pedro Damiano ranks 1