Charles Henry Nimitz

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Birthday
9, 1826
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Apr 28, 1911 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1826
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Apr 28, 1911 (84)

About

Grandfather of the famed WWII admiral who was the first generation to leave ancestral Germany for the U.S.

Before Fame

He fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War.

Trivia

He built a posh hotel, which became frequented by many big names of the age, including at least one future president.

Family Life

His grandson was Charles Nimitz, who led American operations in the Pacific in WWII.

Associated With

His hotel was non-partisan, entertaining both Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.