Danican Philidor, François-André (1726-1795)

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enter GENERAL INFO Description: François-André Danican Philidor was a French musician and chess player, considered one of the best chess players of the 18th century. In music, he made a great contribution to the early development of the opera comique. In chess, he wrote a standard chess manual, invented a well-known chess opening and created a checkmate method that bears his name. Sex: Male. go to link Occupation: Musician, Chess player. Place of Birth / Death: Dreux, France / London, England. Country Tags: France.
Periods: 18th century. follow url Genres: Instrumental music, Religious music, Music for theatre, Opera.
Buy Diazepam India Styles: Baroque. go here School / Group: – Instruments: Piano. Relatives: Jean Danican Philidor (grandfather), go  Andre Danican (father), Michel Danican (uncle), Jacques Danican Philidor (brother), Anne Danican Philidor, (brother), Pierre Danican Philidor (son).
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  • Murray, H. J. R. (1913). A history of chess. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Steinitz, Wilhelm (2010). Kurt Landsberger, ed. The Steinitz Papers: Letters and Documents of the First World Chess Champion. West Jefferson (Carolina del Norte): McFarland & Co Inc Pub.
  • George Allen, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (1971). Life of Philidor: Musician and Chess-Player. Da Capo Press.
  • Reuben Fine (1983). The World’s Great Chess Games. Dover.