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Bilguer, Paul Rudolf von

Paul Rudolf von Bilguer (1815-1840) was the author of the Handbuch des Schachspiels, the most influential chess book for over 90 years.  The first edition was completed in 1843, after his death at the age of 24, 5 days away from his 25th birthday, by Baron Tassilo Heydebrand von der Lasa .  Von der Lasa also edited the next four editions.  He was an Army Lieutenant and one of the seven German Pleiades.

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