One of them tells that the game came up with the French aristocrats imprisoned in the Bastille, the other affirms that this is the invention of the French mathematician Pelisson to entertain the French king Louis XIV. The first documented rules are described in the time of Napoleon. The emperor himself took a great interest in playing solitaire during his expulsion.
Presumably, the name of the game derived from the French word "patience" which means "endurance/perseverance." It very accurately describes the main component of success in playing solitaire.
Many famous historical figures were addicted to solitaire, for example, musician Nicolò Paganini, the French queen Marie Antoinette and Madame Recamier.
Solitaires were loved, still are love and will be loved, because they allow you to escape, relax and take a break from worries and stresses. And in our time clones of games have become very popular: Spider, Pyramid, Carpet, Klondike and others.