De Vere, Cecil

Birth Feb 14, 1845
Death Feb 9, 1875
Torquay, ENG.
Nationality ENG - England

Last update May 16, 1999
Biographical data
Original name: Brown, Cecil Valentine.
British player.
British Champion, 1866, 1868, 1872.

by Bill Wall
First official British Chess Champion (1866) who won the title at age 21. He remained the youngest titleholder for over a century. His real name was Valentine Brown and he was born on Valentine's Day. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 29.

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