Johann Kaspar Hechtel
German author and board game designerDied when: 28 years 233 days (343 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Johann Kaspar Hechtel (1 May 1771 – 20 December 1799) was a German businessman, owner of a brass factory in Nuremberg, non-fiction writer and designer of parlour games including the prototype for the Petit Lenormand cartomancy deck.
According to published biographies, Hechtel also contributed anonymously to some treatises on physics.