Wilhelm Steinitz

1836 - 1900

Wilhelm Steinitz

Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz (May 14, 1836 – August 12, 1900) was an Austrian and later American chess master, and the first official World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894. He was also a highly influential writer and chess theoretician. When discussing chess history from the 1850s onwards, commentators have debated whether Steinitz could be effectively considered the champion from an earlier time, perhaps as early as 1866. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Steinitz has received more than 336,172 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular chess player.

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Among chess players, Wilhelm Steinitz ranks 1 out of 256After him are Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Alexander Alekhine, José Raúl Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Tal, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Botvinnik, Max Euwe, Anatoly Karpov, and Garry Kasparov.

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Among people born in 1836, Wilhelm Steinitz ranks 1After him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Léo Delibes, Ramakrishna, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Sophia of Nassau, Marie Henriette of Austria, Francis II of the Two Sicilies, Henri Fantin-Latour, Sakamoto Ryōma, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, and Ferdinand Cheval. Among people deceased in 1900, Wilhelm Steinitz ranks 5Before him are Friedrich Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde, Gottlieb Daimler, and Max Müller. After him are Umberto I of Italy, Ivan Aivazovsky, John Ruskin, Étienne Lenoir, Vladimir Solovyov, Osman Nuri Pasha, and John Sherman.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Wilhelm Steinitz ranks 14 out of 445Before him are Václav Havel (1936), John of Nepomuk (1350), Miloš Forman (1932), Ernst Mach (1838), Karel Čapek (1890), and Joseph Schumpeter (1883). After him are Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850), Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583), Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (1766), Jaroslav Hašek (1883), Jan Žižka (1360), and Adolf Loos (1870).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Czechia

Among chess players born in Czechia, Wilhelm Steinitz ranks 1After him are Rudolf Charousek (1873), Ernst Falkbeer (1819), Miroslav Filip (1928), and David Navara (1985).

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