Johann Baptist Allgaier

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Birthday
19, 1763
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 3, 1823 (59)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1763
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 3, 1823 (59)

About

Early chess theorist and author of the first chess literature in the German language.

Before Fame

He gave up the study of theology to pursue chess more seriously and while he was in the army, he participated in the Napoleonic wars between Austria and France.

Trivia

He was a chess teacher to the wealthy and noble circles of Europe.

Family Life

His father taught at a monastery and wanted his son to study theology.

Associated With

He can be compared to other 19th century chess minds such as Savielly Tartakower.