Russian admiralDied when: 54 years 147 days (652 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Nikolai Ottovich Essen (Russian: Никола́й О́ттович Э́ссен, tr.
Nikoláy Óttovich Éssen; 23 December [O.S. 11] 1860 – 20 May [O.S. 7] 1915), better known as Nikolai Ottovich von Essen, was a Russian naval commander and admiral descended from the Baltic German noble Essen family.
For more than two centuries, his ancestors had served in the Imperial Russian Navy, and seven had been awarded the Order of St.
George, the highest military award of the Russian Empire.Essen was regarded as one of the most prominent admirals of the Russian naval force during World War I (1914-1918).