Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais

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Louis de La Bourdonnais
The only known likeness of La Bourdonnais.
Full nameLouis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais
DiedDecember 1840(1840-12-00) (aged 44–45)
London, Great Britain

Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais (born on 1795 - December 1840) was a French Chess Master.

Life[change | change source]

He was born on the island of la Réunion in the Indian Ocean in 1795. He learned chess in 1814 and began to take the game seriously in 1818 often playing at the Café de la Régence[1] He learned from Jacques François Mouret[2]

Notable Games[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. The Oxford Companion to Chess – David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld (1992) p. 56
  2. Le Palamède edited by Saint-Amant (1847) p. 211