G C Schwabe

G C Schwabe

Gustav C Schwabe was Treasurer of Liverpool Chess club from 1839 to 1849 alongside Mongredien and Spreckley. He then became President from 1850 to 1853.

Gustav Christian Schwabe Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1813, Schwabe moved to Liverpool in 1837 and spent his working life there. When his father Philipp Benjamin, a Jew, was forced to join the Lutheran church in 1819 Gustav was christened Gustav Christian. He married Helen Dugdale in June 1841. Schwabe, an rt collector, donated 128 paintings to the Kunsthalle Hamburg, an art museum in his native Hamburg in 1886 after which he was named a “freeman of the city.” He died Jan. 10, 1897 at his home No. 19 Kensington Palace Gardens. He had no children.

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