Chester W. Nimitz

1885 - 1966

Chester W. Nimitz

Chester William Nimitz, Sr. (; February 24, 1885 – February 20, 1966) was a fleet admiral of the United States Navy. He played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, commanding Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II.Nimitz was the leading US Navy authority on submarines. Qualified in submarines during his early years, he later oversaw the conversion of these vessels' propulsion from gasoline to diesel, and then later was key in acquiring approval to build the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, whose propulsion system later completely superseded diesel-powered submarines in the US. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chester W. Nimitz has received more than 2,323,705 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 181st most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Chester W. Nimitz ranks 181 out of 1,194Before him are Lysander, Józef Poniatowski, Wilhelm List, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Zhang Liao, and Semyon Budyonny. After him are Emmanuel de Grouchy, marquis de Grouchy, Felix Steiner, Johannes Blaskowitz, Erwin von Witzleben, Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, and Joseph Joffre.

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Among people born in 1885, Chester W. Nimitz ranks 18Before him are Umberto Nobile, Vladimir Tatlin, André Maurois, Faisal I of Iraq, Ernst Busch, and Ernst Bloch. After him are D. H. Lawrence, Mikhail Frunze, George de Hevesy, Hugo Sperrle, Karen Horney, and Heinrich Brüning. Among people deceased in 1966, Chester W. Nimitz ranks 15Before him are Sepp Dietrich, Peter Debye, Giuseppe Farina, Cemal Gürsel, Sayyid Qutb, and Frits Zernike. After him are Felix Steiner, George de Hevesy, Célestin Freinet, Guillermo Stábile, Dietrich von Choltitz, and Vincent Auriol.

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Among people born in United States, Chester W. Nimitz ranks 484 out of 12,171Before him are Lady Gaga (1986), Leonard Nimoy (1931), Sidney Poitier (1927), Margaret Brown (1867), Willem Dafoe (1955), and Gertrude B. Elion (1918). After him are Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Zodiac Killer (1940), Toni Morrison (1931), Edgar Cayce (1877), James Caan (1940), and Kim Basinger (1953).


Among military personnels born in United States, Chester W. Nimitz ranks 8Before him are George S. Patton (1885), Robert Peary (1856), George Armstrong Custer (1839), Robert E. Lee (1807), Desmond Doss (1919), and Paul Tibbets (1915). After him are Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), John J. Pershing (1860), Richard Winters (1918), Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), and Benedict Arnold (1741).

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