Wilhelm Steinitz

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Birthday
17, 1836
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Aug 12, 1900 (64)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1836
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Aug 12, 1900 (64)

About

A chess legend who was the first ever, undisputed World Chess Champion.

Before Fame

He grew up in Prague, which was then part of the Austrian Empire.

Trivia

He held the first official World Champion of Chess title from 1886 to 1894.

Family Life

His family was poor and he was raised in poverty.

Associated With

He lost his World Championship title to Emanuel Lasker in 1837.