William Lombardy

1937 - 2017

William Lombardy

William James Joseph Lombardy (December 4, 1937 – October 13, 2017) was an American chess grandmaster, chess writer, teacher, and former Catholic priest. He was one of the leading American chess players during the 1950s and 1960s, and a contemporary of Bobby Fischer, whom he coached during the World Chess Championship 1972. He won the World Junior Championship in 1957, the only person to win that tournament with a perfect score. Lombardy led the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Lombardy has received more than 230,320 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 99th most popular chess player.

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Among chess players, William Lombardy ranks 99 out of 256Before him are Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, Philipp Stamma, Erich Eliskases, Genrikh Kasparyan, Richard Teichmann, and Oscar Panno. After him are Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant, Michael Adams, Vasja Pirc, Borislav Ivkov, Alexander Khalifman, and Georg Marco.

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Among people born in 1937, William Lombardy ranks 242Before him are Klim Churyumov, Carlo Mazzone, Ludvík Daněk, Jack Nitzsche, Gustavo Noboa, and Harry Wu. After him are Joe Henderson, Edward Ruscha, Milutin Šoškić, Richard Marquand, Brian Redman, and Coen Moulijn. Among people deceased in 2017, William Lombardy ranks 249Before him are Gregg Allman, Margot Hielscher, Kim Jong-hyun, Katalin Szőke, Mildred Dresselhaus, and Paavo Lonkila. After him are Leo Kinnunen, Jaki Liebezeit, Brad Harris, Daniil Granin, Ricardo Piglia, and Jiří Bělohlávek.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Lombardy ranks 4,393 out of 12,171Before him are Nancy Carroll (1903), Julie Kavner (1950), Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909), Dusty Rhodes (1945), Harry James (1916), and Bob Rafelson (1933). After him are Kyra Sedgwick (1965), Joe Henderson (1937), Nikos Galis (1957), B. J. Thomas (1942), William Daniels (1927), and Jerome Powell (1953).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In United States

Among chess players born in United States, William Lombardy ranks 6Before him are Bobby Fischer (1943), Paul Morphy (1837), Frank Marshall (1877), Harry Nelson Pillsbury (1872), and Reuben Fine (1914). After him are Arnold Denker (1914), Larry Evans (1932), and Fabiano Caruana (1992).

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