Biography

Austria Novotny Anton (22.08.1829 - 09.03.1871)
Austrian Czech chess composer, reporter at for the Illustrierte Zeitung, and later for the Weiner Schachzeitung. He was one of the most renowned problemists of the 19th century.

His name was given to a famed chess theme in 1854 : the Novotny Theme (although the first problem realizing the idea of the theme appeared 10 years before that).

Updated 10.11.2011