Horatio Nelson Quote
Statement among his final dying words. - The Battle of Trafalgar (October 21, 1805)
Tsouras, Peter G. (ed.) The Book of Military Quotations. St. Paul, MN: Zenith Press. 1992, p. 54.
“Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.”
Letter to Frances Nisbet
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHoratio Nelson
Born: September 29, 1758
Died: October 21, 1805 (age 47)
Bio: Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, was a flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was noted for his inspirational leadership and superb grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics, which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories.