Chester W. Nimitz’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 24, 1885

Death Date

Feb 20, 1966

Age of Death

80 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Feb 20, 1966


War Hero

The war hero Chester W. died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

U.S. Navy Fleet Admiral who served during World War II as Commander-in-Chief of Pacific Ocean Areas.

His grandfather, Charles Henry Nimitz, was a member of the German Merchant Marine.



“It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it is not fought on U.S. soil.” (Chester W. Nimitz)


“Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.” (Chester W. Nimitz)


“Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” (Chester W. Nimitz)


“A ship is always referred to as ‘she’ because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.” (Chester W. Nimitz)


“Some of the best advice I’ve had comes from junior officers and enlisted men.” (Chester W. Nimitz)