Sam Loyd

Sam Loyd bio

Birth Name: Sam Loyd

Occupation: Chess Player

Place Of Birth: Pennsylvania

Date Of Birth: January 30, 1841

Date Of Death: April 11, 1911

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Sam Loyd was born on the 30th of January, 1841. He was best known for being a Chess Player. American chess master, author, and chess composer who was considered to be one of the top players in the world during his prime.

Sam Loyd was born in Pennsylvania. He began working on chess puzzles and problems in his youth. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest puzzle authors in American chess history and he was inducted into the US Chess Hall of Fame for his contributions to the game.

Sam Loyd was a Aquarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Sam Loyd was born in 1840s.

Sam Loyd 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".


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


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

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Personal Life

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

Sam Loyd was born in the Year of the Ox.

Fast Facts

BIRTH SIGN: Aquarius
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Sam Loyd was a Aquarius. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, are a good listener and dislike broken promises, being bored, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are being independent, original, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius is Leo and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Sam Loyd was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

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

Sam Loyd’s birth sign is Aquarius and he had a ruling planet of Uranus.

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