William Davies Evans

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Birthday
27, 1790
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Aug 3, 1872 (82)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1790
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Aug 3, 1872 (82)

About

A Welsh inventor and skilled chess player who most notably invented the tri-coloured lighting on naval vessels, which helped ships avoid collisions at night.

Before Fame

He worked on sea vessels from a very young age.

Trivia

He is remembered best for his unique strategies, including Evan's Gambit.

Family Life

His family sent him to work as a sailor at the age of 14.

Associated With

His methods are employed by some of the top chess stars today, including Magnus Carlsen.