Bernat Fenollar


Bernat Fenollar, also Mossèn (Bernat de) Fenollar ( Penàguila,
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, 1438 –
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, 28 February 1516) was a poet, cleric and chess player from Valencia,
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. He was an abbot (the title "Mossèn" was often given to clergymen), had a position both in
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and the
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as a professor of mathematics.


Scachs d'amor

He is one of the authors of ''Scachs d'amor'' or ''Chess of Love'', a poem based on a
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chess game
between Francesc de Castellví and Narcís Vinyoles, while Bernat Fenollar comments and establishes the rules. It is the first documented game played with the modern rules of chess, at least concerning the moves of the queen (chess), queen and bishop (chess), bishop.

Selected works

* ''Història de la passió de N.S. Jesu Christi en cobles'', Valencia: 1493 * ''Lo procés de les olives'', Valencia: 1497 * ''Les trobes en lahors de la Verge Maria'', Valencia: 1974 , * ''The poem Scachs d'amor (1475)'', Murcia: 2015 ,  ''Source: WorldCat''au:Fenollar, Bernat
on WorldCat.


External links

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