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The History and The Culture of Chess
Hyacinth R. Agnel
Hyacynth R. Agnel was born on Nov. 25, 1799 in New York and educated in France. He spent the first 20 years or so of his life as a mercenary and the latter part as a Professor of Languages at West Point where he taught French. He died on Feb. 10, 1871 and is buried at West Point.
notes that Agnel was an artist, painting such works as:
He was the author of the popular 1848 chess book, Chess for Winter Evenings, for which he did his own engravings.
A frequent opponent of Gen. Winfield Scott, none of Agnel's actual games have survived.
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