Historical And Reputable Gamblers


Historical And Reputable Gamblers

Throughout the history of gambling there have been some historical and reputable individuals that have made their mark on the world.

From 1718 to 1792, Englishman John Montague lived in England worked as a statesman in politics and the military. Much of his free time was spent playing cards and while he was playing he would have his servants give him two slices of bread with a slice of meat in between. He is now credited with having invented the sandwich.

An Oxford educated Marine; John Aspinall became a heavy gambler that even went so far as to skip final exams in order to go to horse races and bet on them. In 1956 he bought a mansion in the country with the money he won gambling. He turned it into a zoo and more of the money he won gambling to purchase animals to live there. He went on to make history for being an animal advocate, even selling his own possessions when he needed more money to feed the animals in his zoo.

French Renaissance writer Michael de Montaigne was a statesman who lived from 1533 to 1592 and is known for having defined Modern Skepticism. He influenced writers such as Rene Descartes and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He was well known during his lifetime for being a gambler.

Rene Descartes was also a gambler; something he turned to after serving in the military and attending law school. He tried to become a professional gambler, but never succeeded in achieving that goal.

Jerome Caden, a scientist who was born in 1501 and died in 1576, was a famous Italian Renaissance figure who worked as a physician and a mathematician but was also a well -known gambler. He is the author of a book called “Game of Chance” in English, with a section of the book devoted to effective methods for cheating while gambling.

The English monarchy was restored in 1660 by Charles II. His nickname was the “merry king” and he loved to gamble so much that in his court he focused on participating in games of chance. He helped make gambling popular in England and even went with colonists to North America and discovered the locals also played games of chance.

Casanova de Seingalt lived in Europe in the 1800s and worked as a lawyer and an author. He spent much of his free time gambling and at 21 years old decided he wanted to gamble for a living. He changed his mind when he realized that he wasn’t good at walking away when he started to lose money. As a very prominent figure during his lifetime, Casanova played many games of chance and became extremely loved and respected.

Wild Bill Hickock was a war hero who spent his life protecting others. During his free time he enjoyed gambling, especially by playing poker. Hickok was murdered during a game of poker in which a group; conspiring against him were responsible for him getting shot.

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