Chess in 1780
by Bill Wall

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In 1780, Carlo Cozio (1715-1780) died in Italy. He was an Italiabn chess player and wrote Il giuoco scacchi in two volumes amounting to 700 pages.

In 1780, Benjamin Franklin met Sir William Jones (author of Caissa) and they discussed chess and perhpas played a game of chess between them. (source: Fiske, The Book of the First American Congress, p. 335)

In 1780, James Bretherton (1730-1806) painted "A Game of Chess."

In 1780, Johan Christian Ludwig Hellwig (1743-1831) invented Kriegsspiel, a variant of chess.

On March 7, 1780, Alexandre Deschapelles (1780-1847) was born in Ville d'Avray, France. He was one of the strongest chess players in the world in the first half of the 19th century.

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