Famous German Chess Players

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 1 Emanuel Lasker

Emanuel Lasker
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: December 24, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barlinek, Poland
Died: January 11, 1941

 2 Adolf Anderssen

Adolf Anderssen
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Famous As: Chess Master
Birthdate: July 6, 1818
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: March 13, 1879

 3 Siegbert Tarrasch

Siegbert Tarrasch
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: March 5, 1862
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: February 17, 1934
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 4 Vincent Keymer

Vincent Keymer
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: November 15, 2004
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany

 5 Jan Gustafsson

Jan Gustafsson
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Famous As: Chess player, Poker player
Birthdate: June 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 6 Natalia Zhukova

Natalia Zhukova
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: June 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dresden, East Germany

 7 Efim Bogoljubov

Efim Bogoljubov
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: April 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stanislavchyk, Ukraine
Died: June 18, 1952
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 8 Artur Yusupov

Artur Yusupov
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: February 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 9 Elisabeth Pahtz

Elisabeth Pahtz
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: January 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Erfurt, East Germany

 10 Arkadij Naiditsch

Arkadij Naiditsch
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

 11 Emil Josef Diemer

Emil Josef Diemer
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: May 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Radolfzell, Germany
Died: October 10, 1990

 12 Robert Hübner

Robert Hübner
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Famous As: Chess player, Writer
Birthdate: November 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

 13 Jacques Mieses

Jacques Mieses
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Famous As: Chess player, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: February 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: February 23, 1954

 14 Louis Paulsen

Louis Paulsen
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Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: January 15, 1833
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Blomberg, Germany
Died: August 18, 1891

 15 Wolfgang Uhlmann

Wolfgang Uhlmann
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: March 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: August 24, 2020

 16 Curt von Bardeleben

Curt von Bardeleben
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Famous As: Chess player, Writer
Birthdate: March 4, 1861
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 31, 1924

 17 Eric Lobron

Eric Lobron
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: May 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 18 Vlastimil Hort

Vlastimil Hort
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kladno, Czechoslovakia

 19 Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu

Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: August 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Braşov, Romania

 20 Niclas Huschenbeth

Niclas Huschenbeth
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: February 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hann. Münden, Germany

 21 Klaus Junge

Klaus Junge
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Concepción, Chile
Died: April 17, 1945

 22 Luděk Pachman

Luděk Pachman
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Famous As: Chess Grandmaster
Birthdate: May 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bělá pod Bezdězem, Czechia
Died: March 6, 2003

 23 Sonja Graf

Sonja Graf
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: December 16, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: March 6, 1965

 24 Johann Baptist Allgaier

Johann Baptist Allgaier
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Famous As: Early chess theorist and author of the first chess literature in the German language
Birthdate: June 19, 1763
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bad Schussenried, Germany
Died: January 3, 1823

 25 Lev Gutman

Lev Gutman
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Famous As: Chess player, Writer
Birthdate: September 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

 26 Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel

Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
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Famous As: Nobleman
Birthdate: April 10, 1579
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dannenberg, Germany
Died: September 17, 1666

 27 Arik Braun

Arik Braun
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: February 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aresing, West Germany

 28 Erich Zepler

Erich Zepler
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Famous As: Chess problem composer
Birthdate: January 27, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Herford, Germany
Died: May 13, 1980