Café de la Régence
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The Café's masters include, but are not limited to:
- Paul Morphy
- François-André Danican Philidor (who often met with Ben Franklin)
- Legall de Kermeur (Philidor's teacher)
- Jules Arnous de Rivière
- Adolf Anderssen
- Samuel Rosenthal
- The great tournament of Paris 1867, won by Ignatz von Kolisch above Szymon Winawer and Wilhelm Steinitz, was played there.
- La Société des Amateurs, was based here.
- In 1742, the celebrated French writers and philosophers, Diderot and Rousseau, met at this café
- Karl Marx met Frederich Engels at this café on 28. August 1844. 
- According to the painter Oscar Parviainen, Jean Sibelius improvised the main theme, A Prayer to God, of the finale of his Third Symphony at Café de la Régence, in January 1906.
- Metzner, Paul: Crescendo of the Virtuoso, 1998. 
- Ken Whyld: Chess Christmas. Moravian Chess, Olomouc 2006. ISBN 80-7189-559-8. S. 311 - 321
- XVIIIème siècle by Jean Goldzink
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