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José Raúl Capablanca

Full Name: José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera
Profession: Chess Grandmaster

Nationality:
Cuba
Cuban

Born: November 19, 1888
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba, Spanish Empire

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: March 8, 1942 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: A cerebral hemorrhage provoked by hypertension

Historical Events

  • 1927-03-24 Cuban chess champion José Raúl Capablanca wins 33-day Grand Chess Tournament

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