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date: 22 October 2020

Stamma, Philliplocked

(d. 1755)
  • John-Paul Ghobrial

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Stamma, Phillip (d. 1755), chess player and interpreter of oriental languages, was born in Aleppo. His name is rendered variously in European documents as Philippe, Philippo or Filipo, and Phillip. What little can be known about his origins comes from evidence contained in a few extant copies of his treatise on chess, ...

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