Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson

Born: September 29, 1758

Died: October 21, 1805

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 Vol. I, Ch. 4 : In the battle off Cape Vincent, giving order for boarding the San Josef
Source/Notes: Laughton, John Knox (ed.) Letters and Despatches of Horatio, Viscount Nelson, K.B. London: Longmans, Green, and Co.. 1886, p. 99.

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Source/Notes: Before the battle of Trafalgar[citation needed] - The Battle of Trafalgar (October 21, 1805)

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Horatio Nelson

“Kiss me, Hardy”

- Horatio Nelson

Source/Notes: Spoken to his Flag Captain, Thomas Masterman Hardy, who kissed his cheek and then his forehead. - The Battle of Trafalgar (October 21, 1805)
Source/Notes: Statement among his final dying words.[citation needed] - The Battle of Trafalgar (October 21, 1805)
Source/Notes: The Battle of Trafalgar (October 21, 1805)