Allgaier, Johann Baptist

Birth Jun 19, 1763
Schussenried, Germany.
Death Jan 3, 1823
Wien, Austria.
Nationality GER - Germany

Last update May 16, 1999
Biographical data
German player and author.

by Bill Wall
Author of the first chess book published in German in 1795. He operated the chess automation The Turk, when it beat Napoleon Bonaparte in 1809. He served as quartermaster accountant in the Austrian army. He died of dropsy, the accumulation of excessive watery fluid outside the cells of the body.

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