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Sunday, February 08, 2004

by Sarah Beth

"Francois Andre Danican Philidor had a chess career that spanned over 50 years. He was born 9-7-1726 in Dreux, France. He was from a family of musicians. His father was married twice and his second wife was was about 50 years younger than he. Our Philidor, one of his 20 children, was one of the youngest children from the second marriage, so by the time he was of age, most of his siblings were already dead as was his father. Philidor was more or less on his own his entire life. "
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