Birth and Life

Wilhelm Steinitz

chess player

Date of birth 17. 5. 1836
Country of birth Czech republic


Work, awards, recognitions, ...
First World chess champion


Date of death 12. 8. 1900
Cemetery The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 40.683872, -73.901224

Plot: Bethel Slope Section, Lot 5896

Summary from Wikipedia

When discussing chess history from the 1850s onwards, commentators have debated whether Steinitz could be effectively considered the champion from an earlier time, perhaps as early as 1866. Steinitz lost his title to Emanuel Lasker in 1894, and lost a rematch in 1896–97.

Author of contribution: Janez, published 26. 11. 2015

Images of the grave

Location of the cemetery

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