CHESS PLAYER

Wilhelm Steinitz

1836 - 1900

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William Steinitz (born Wilhelm Steinitz; May 14, 1836 – August 12, 1900) was an Austrian and, later, American chess player. From 1886 to 1894, he was the first official World Chess Champion,. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilhelm Steinitz has received more than 598,243 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Wilhelm Steinitz is the 2nd most popular chess player, the 22nd most popular biography from Czechia (down from 20th in 2019) and the most popular Chess Player.

Wilhelm Steinitz is most famous for being the first world chess champion. He defeated Johannes Zukertort in 1886 to become the first world champion, and defended his title against all comers until 1894.

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Among CHESS PLAYERS

Among chess players, Wilhelm Steinitz ranks 2 out of 374Before him are Bobby Fischer. After him are José Raúl Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Tal, Boris Spassky, Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Botvinnik, Nona Gaprindashvili, Max Euwe, Tigran Petrosian, and Garry Kasparov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1836, Wilhelm Steinitz ranks 2Before him is Ramakrishna. After him are Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Léo Delibes, Sophia of Nassau, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Francis II of the Two Sicilies, Marie Henriette of Austria, Henri Fantin-Latour, Sakamoto Ryōma, Ferdinand Cheval, and James Tissot. 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, Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, John Ruskin, Vladimir Solovyov, Étienne Lenoir, and Wilhelm Liebknecht.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Wilhelm Steinitz ranks 22 out of 973Before him are Alphonse Mucha (1860), Karel Čapek (1890), John of Nepomuk (1350), Joseph Schumpeter (1883), Ernst Mach (1838), and Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583). After him are Arthur Seyss-Inquart (1892), Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (1766), Miloš Zeman (1944), Edvard Beneš (1884), Bertha von Suttner (1843), and Hans Kelsen (1881).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Czechia

Among chess players born in Czechia, Wilhelm Steinitz ranks 1After him are Luděk Pachman (1924), Rudolf Charousek (1873), Vlastimil Hort (1944), Ernst Falkbeer (1819), Miroslav Filip (1928), Lubomir Kavalek (1943), and David Navara (1985).