Paul Morphy avatar

Paul Morphy (Chess Player) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

love 307,532 FANS LOVE
🎉 Countdown to Paul Morphy's birthday 🎂
  • -- Days
  • -- Hours
  • -- Minutes
  • -- Seconds
Paul Morphy
Paul Charles Morphy was an American chess player. He is considered to have been the greatest chess master of his era and the unofficial second World Chess Champion. A chess prodigy, he was called "The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" because he had a brilliant chess career but retired from the game while still young. Bobby Fischer and Viswanathan Anand ranked Morphy among the ten greatest chess players of all time, with Fischer describing him as "perhaps the most accurate player who ever lived." Morphy was born in New Orleans to a wealthy and distinguished family. He learned to play chess by simply watching games between his father and uncle. His family soon recognized the boy's talent for the game and encouraged him to play at family gatherings, and by the age of nine he was considered to be one of the best players in the city. At just twelve years of age, Morphy defeated visiting Hungarian master Johann Löwenthal in a three-game match.
Full namePaul Charles Morphy
CountryUnited States
BornJune 22, 1837, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
DiedJuly 10, 1884, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
World Champion1858–1860 (unofficial)

About Paul Morphy

Chess Player Paul Morphy was born on June 22, 1837 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (He dies at the age of 47, on July 10, 1884).

American chess master of the nineteenth century and one of the first unofficial World Champions, who quit from the game when he was still a child.

All info about Paul Morphy can be found here. This article will clarify all information about Paul Morphy: biography, age, facts, income, family, husband & breakup...

Paul Morphy before becoming famous

Paul Morphy was born in the Zodiac sign Cancer (The Crab), and 1837 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Rooster (雞).

He was among the first well-known chess players.

Achievement of Paul Morphy

He was known as"The Pride and Sorrow of Chess" since he left his successful profession to become a lawyer, only to die of a stroke at the age of 47 in 1884.

Paul Morphy's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

His father, Alonzo, was a Supreme Court Justice.

Paul Morphy Collabed with

He's often called to as the"Chess Player Bobby Fischer" of the nineteenth century.

Paul Morphy Income & Net worth

Paul Morphy's income mainly comes from the work that created his reputation: a chess player. Information about his net worth in 2024 is being updated as soon as possible by, you can contact to tell us Net Worth of the Paul Morphy.

Paul Morphy Height and Weight

How tall is Paul Morphy? Information about Paul Morphy height in 2024 is being updated as soon as possible by Or you can contact us to let us know how tall of Paul Morphy.

People also ask about Paul Morphy

What is Paul Morphy's real name?

When is Paul Morphy's birthday?

When did Paul Morphy die?

At what age did Paul Morphy die?

Where is Paul Morphy from?

When was Paul Morphy born?

Reference: Wikipedia, Tiktok, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter.

Latest information about Paul Morphy updated on March 12 2023.