Mikhail Chigorin

Mikhail Chigorin bio

Birth Name: Mikhail Chigorin

Occupation: Chess Player

Place Of Birth: Russia

Date Of Birth: November 12, 1850

Date Of Death: January 25, 1908

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Russian

Mikhail Chigorin was born on the 12th of November, 1850. He was popular for being a Chess Player. Russian chess legend who is perhaps most responsible for chess’ immense popularity in Russia and throughout the former Soviet Union.

Mikhail Chigorin was born in Russia. He ended his career as a government officer to pursue chess full time. He is considered to be the last notable romantic-style chess player and his best performance is considered to be the Hastings 1895 chess tournament, where he placed second, ahead of reigning world champion Emanuel Lasker,

Mikhail Chigorin was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

JUMP TO: Mikhail Chigorin’s biography, facts, family, personal life, zodiac, videos and related celebs.


Mikhail Chigorin was born in 1850s.

Mikhail Chigorin 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".


Mikhail’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Mikhail Chigorin’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 Chigorin’s parents.

Associated with

Vugar Gashimov

Chess Player

Zoltan Ribli

Chess Player

Zhou Weiqi

Chess Player

Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Mikhail Chigorin kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Mikhail Chigorin was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Mikhail Chigorin
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Mikhail Chigorin was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Mikhail Chigorin was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Mikhail Chigorin had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Mikhail Chigorin’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

Don’t miss

Who’s the richest Chess Player in the world?
Who are the richest people in the world?
When is Mikhail Chigorin’s birthday?

Fans also viewed

Wang Hao

Chess Player

Surya Shekhar Ganguly

Chess Player

Magnus Carlsen

Chess Player

Fact Check: We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn’t look right, contact us. This page is updated often with new details about Mikhail Chigorin. Bookmark this page and come back often for updates.