Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: British

Occupation: Soldier

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Life of Nelson (ch. 9), when asked to cover the stars on his uniform to hide his rank during battle.

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Source/Notes: Frothingham, Jessie Peabody. Sea Fighters from Drake to Farragut New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. pg. 314.

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