Kolisch, Ignaz von
KOLISCH, IGNAZ VON
KOLISCH, IGNAZ VON (1837–1889), Austrian chess player. Von Kolisch drew a match with Louis Paulsen (1861). He won several tournaments, notably at Cambridge (1860) and Paris (1867) ahead of Wilhelm *Steinitz. Kolisch became a successful banker with the aid of the Vienna Rothschilds and was later made a baron. He then became patron of many players and organizers of tournaments and owned the Wiener Allgemeine Zeitung in Vienna (until 1888).
Oesterreichisches Biographisches Lexikon, vol. 4, 82.