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Otto von Kotzebue

1787 - 1846

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Otto von Kotzebue (30 December 1787 - 15 February 1846) was a Russian naval officer in the Imperial Russian Navy. He commanded two naval expeditions into the Pacific for the purposes of exploration and scientific investigation. The first expedition explored Oceania, the western coast of North America and passed through the Bering Strait in search of a passage across the Arctic Ocean. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto von Kotzebue has received more than 121,239 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Otto von Kotzebue is the 590th most popular military personnel (down from 587th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Estonia (up from 26th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Estonian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Otto von Kotzebue ranks 590 out of 1,468Before him are Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Mikhail Alekseyev, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, Hans Speidel, Sergey Akhromeyev, and Barthélemy Catherine Joubert. After him are Seishirō Itagaki, Lautaro, Ashraf Marwan, Demosthenes, Günther Blumentritt, and Adolf Strauss.

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Among people born in 1787, Otto von Kotzebue ranks 12Before him are Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Vuk Karadžić, Rasmus Rask, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Franz Xaver Gruber, and Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov. After him are Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse, Guillaume Henri Dufour, Edmund Kean, Delphine LaLaurie, James Weddell, and Ludwig Uhland. Among people deceased in 1846, Otto von Kotzebue ranks 10Before him are Friedrich Bessel, Friedrich List, Francis IV, Duke of Modena, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Andrew Kim Taegon, and Rodolphe Töpffer. After him are Princess Maria Anna of Hesse-Homburg, Jean-Gaspard Deburau, Domenico Dragonetti, Joseph Leopold Eybler, Esaias Tegnér, and Étienne Pivert de Senancour.

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Among people born in Estonia, Otto von Kotzebue ranks 25 out of 310Before him are Thomas Johann Seebeck (1770), Alar Karis (1958), Jakob von Uexküll (1864), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), Ernst Öpik (1893), and Michael Sittow (1459). After him are Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622), Alexander Gorchakov (1798), Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803), Neeme Järvi (1937), Jaan Kross (1920), and Johan Laidoner (1884).


Among military personnels born in Estonia, Otto von Kotzebue ranks 2Before him are Paul von Rennenkampf (1854). After him are Johan Laidoner (1884), Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven (1914), August Kork (1887), Alfons Rebane (1908), and Arnold Meri (1919).