The sources widely disagree on Canal's date/place of birth/death:
* 1893 (grave inscription)
19 April 1896 Chiclayo, Peru (Gaige, Chess Personalia)
19 April 1897 Chielago, Peru (Birth certificate)
According to Alvise Zichichi (Esteban Canal [Brescia, 1991]) Canal was born before 1896 in Spain (Santander?).
See also Edward Winter's Chess Explorations (8).
An interesting version is given in Peter Anderberg's article "Esteban Canal in Leipzig" (Kaissiber 34, July-Sept. 2009, p.50, footnote 3): according to that Canal was born on 19/04/1896 on a ship on the Pacific Ocean, "on the way to Peru where his parents moved from Spain." - Quoted from Sahovski Glasnik 11-12/1926 by A.J. Gillam in Meran 1926 (1996), p.5; the original hint at this source came from Wolfgang Pieper (Osnabrück). (R.B.)
† 14 February 1981 Coquio/Varese, Italy (Gaige, Chess Personalia)
15 February 1981 Cittiglio (Death certificate)
Buried in Cocquio-Trevisago, Italy.
Photographs and information from Luca D'Ambrosio, Bolzano.