Joseph Henry Blackburne
(born Dec-10-1841, died Sep-01-1924) United Kingdom, Joseph Henry Blackburne was born in Chorlton, Manchester. He came to be known as "The Black Death". He enjoyed a great deal of success giving blindfold and simultaneous exhibitions. Tournament highlights include first place with Wilhelm Steinitz at Vienna 1873, first at London 1876, and first at Berlin 1881 ahead of Johannes Zukertort. In matchplay he lost twice to Steinitz and also two times against Emanuel Lasker. He fared a little better with Zukertort and Isidor Gunsberg, by splitting a pair of matches. One of the last successes of his career was at the age of 72, when he tied for first place with Frederick D Yates at the 1914 British Championship. He died of a heart attack.