|Birth Day||April 12, 1839|
|Age||180 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Nov 1, 1888 (age 49)|
This Russian general's explorations contributed greatly to the geographical understanding of central Asia.
His first expedition became part of the route of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
He completed five separate expeditions around Manchuria and China.
He had two rumored relationships, but never married.
There was enough resemblance between Nikolai and Joseph Stalin that some people believed Stalin was his son.