François-André Danican Philidor


François-André Danican Philidor (September 7, 1726 – August 31, 1795), often referred to as André Danican Philidor during his lifetime, was a French composer and chess player. He contributed to the early development of the opéra comique. He was also regarded as the best chess player of his age; his book Analyse du jeu des Échecs was considered a standard chess manual for at least a century, and a well-known chess opening and a checkmate method are both named after him.
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bg:Франсоа-Андре Филидор, he:פרנסואה אנדרה פילידור, ja:フランソワ=アンドレ・ダニカン・フィリドール, ru:Франсуа-Андре Даникан, Филидор, sr:Франсоа-Андре Филидор, uk:Філідор Франсуа Андре Данікан, zh:法蘭索瓦·菲利多爾