Chess in 1764
by Bill Wall, 2021

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In 1764, Reverend Robert Lambe (1711-1795) published The History of Chess in London. It is one of the earliest books on chess history, including its variants. He wrote that Philidor was supposed to be the best chess player in the world.

In 1764, the Jesuit Father Adam was forced into exile. He found shelter at Voltaire's (1694-1778) house, who was quite delighted to have an excellent chess player living at his place. [source: Vauleon, Reading Jean-Jacques Rousseau Through the Prism of Chess, 2019, p. 25]

In 1764, A Poem on Chess was published by James Bettenham in London, and sold by Guy Hawkins.

On October 11, 1764, Philidor's Te Deum (Requim pour Rameau) was sung at a memorial service for Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764).

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