Café de la Régence
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The Café's masters included, but are not limited to:
- Paul Morphy
- François-André Danican Philidor (who often met with Benjamin Franklin)
- Legall de Kermeur (Philidor's teacher)
- Jules Arnous de Rivière
- Adolf Anderssen
- Samuel Rosenthal
- Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant
- Lionel Kieseritzky
- Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais
- In 1852 the café moved temporarily to hôtel Dodun, 21 Rue de Richelieu.
- In 1854 the Café de la Régence moved to 161 Rue Saint-Honoré and remained there until it became a restaurant in 1910.
- The chess players moved to the café de l'Univers in 1916.
- The Office national marocain du tourisme (National Moroccan Tourist Office) took over the site in 1918.
- The "great tournament of Paris 1867," won by Ignatz von Kolisch over Szymon Winawer and Wilhelm Steinitz, was played there.
- La Société des Amateurs was based there.
- In 1742, the celebrated French writers and philosophers Diderot and Rousseau met at this café.
- Karl Marx met Friedrich Engels for the second time 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.
- The Norwegian painter Edvard Munch visited the café on 4 May 1885, during his first visit to France to study the French impressionists.
- Goldzink, Jean, XVIIIème siècle
- While at their first meeting, a few years before, they were not very impreased with each other, the meeting at the Paris cafe was the start of their lifelong personal and political association. Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich (1964-01-01). The Communist Manifesto. Pantheon Books – via Google Books.
- Ylirotu, Jeremias; et al. (Metropoli Oy (metropoli.fi)) (2002). "Ainolan ensimmäiset vuodet 1904-1908". www.sibelius.fi. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
- Prideaux, Sue (2005). Edvard Munch - Behind the Scream. Yale University Press. p. 27.
- Shenk, David (2006). The Immortal Game: A history of chess. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-51010-1.
- Metzner, Paul (1998). Crescendo of the Virtuoso – via cdlib.org.
- Whyld, Ken (2006). Chess Christmas. Olomouc: Moravian Chess. S. 311-321. ISBN 80-7189-559-8.
- Media related to Café de la Régence (Paris) at Wikimedia Commons