Mikhail Botvinnik

Mikhail Botvinnik bio

Birth Name: Mikhail Botvinnik

Occupation: Chess Player

Place Of Birth: Russia

Date Of Birth: August 17, 1911

Date Of Death: May 5, 1995

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Russian

Mikhail Botvinnik was born on the 17th of August, 1911. He was popular for being a Chess Player. Soviet chess Grandmaster and three time World Champion who helped design the World Chess Championship system after World War II.

Mikhail Botvinnik was born in Russia. He learned to play chess on a homemade set and won his first Soviet Championship at the age of 20. He worked as an electrical engineer and computer scientist at the same time he was competing in chess professionally, making him one of the very few professional chess players who achieved distinction in another career.

Mikhail Botvinnik was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Mikhail Botvinnik was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Mikhail Botvinnik is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Mikhail Botvinnik’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Mikhail Botvinnik’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Mikhail Botvinnik was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Mikhail Botvinnik
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Mikhail Botvinnik was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Mikhail Botvinnik was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Mikhail Botvinnik had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Mikhail Botvinnik’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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