Ruy López de Segura

Spanish priest and chess player

Ruy López de Segura was a Spanish chess player, author, and priest who invented the Ruy Lopez chess opening.

Ruy López de Segura
Luigi Mussini- Leonardo da Cutro e Ruy Lopez giocano a scacchi alla corte di Spagna.jpg
Ruy López playing Leonardo di Bona in the Spanish royal court; also depicted is King Phillip II of Spain. (Luigi Messini, 1883)
Full nameRodrigo López de Segura
CountrySpain
Bornc. 1530
Segura
Diedc. 1580 (aged c. 50)