|Intro||German chess player|
|Birth||3 August 1811, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg|
|Death||14 October 1850, Magdeburg, Germany (aged 39 years)|
Wilhelm Hanstein (3 August 1811 in Berlin – 14 October 1850 in Magdeburg) was a German chess player and writer. Wilhelm Hanstein Hanstein was one of the Berlin Pleiades. He helped found Berliner Schachzeitung, later to become Deutsche Schachzeitung. He was a civil servant. In 1842, he won a match against Carl Jaenisch (+4 −1 =1). In 1847, he won a match against Karl Mayet (+12 −5 =1).