Paul Morphy

Paul Morphy bio

Birth Name: Paul Morphy

Occupation: Chess Player

Place Of Birth: New Orleans

Date Of Birth: June 22, 1837

Date Of Death: July 10, 1884

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Paul Morphy was born on the 22nd of June, 1837. He was known for being a Chess Player. 19th century American chess master and one of the first unofficial World Champions of chess who retired from the game when he was very young.

Paul Morphy was born in New Orleans. He was one of the first famous chess prodigies. His nickname was “The Pride and Sorrow of Chess” because he left his brilliant career to become a lawyer only to die in 1884 from a stroke at the age of forty-seven.

Paul Morphy was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Paul Morphy was born in 1830s.

Paul Morphy 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".


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


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

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Personal Life

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

Paul Morphy was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Paul Morphy
BIRTH DAY: Thursday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Paul Morphy was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Paul Morphy was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Paul Morphy had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Paul Morphy’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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