Nelson, Horatio Nelson, viscount, 1758-1805

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1758-09-29
Death 1805-10-21
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

British naval officer. After his victory at the Battle of the Nile in 1798, Nelson was created Baron Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. The following year he was made Duke of Bronté in Sicily for his role in restoring the civil government of Naples after its rescue from the French.

From the description of ALS : Brixham, to Emma Hamilton, London, 1801 Feb. 16. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 145506957

Horatio Nelson, British admiral, made his reputation in 1797 with his victory at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent; created Viscount in consequence of his victory at Copenhagen Harbor in 1801; hero of the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.

From the description of Papers of Horatio Nelson, 1777-1925. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228718363

Horatio Nelson was a British admiral who defeated the French fleet during the Napoleonic wars. Lady Emma Hamilton was his mistress.

From the description of Horatio Nelson correspondence with Lady Emma Hamilton and others, 1760-1869. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612756421

From the guide to the Horatio Nelson correspondence with Lady Emma Hamilton and others, 1760-1869., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

English admiral.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Victory, H.M.S., to Lady [Emma] Hamilton, 1804 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845951

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Merton, to William Suckling, 1802 Apr. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610533

From the description of Autograph letter signed "Amphion off Capri", to Major General Villettes, Governor of Malta, 1803 Jun. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609744

British admiral.

From the description of An account of the proceedings of Captain Nelson of His Majesty's ship Boreas, relative to the illegal trade carried on between the Americans & the British West India Islands, ca. 1787. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154690938

Nelson, a British naval officer, is noted for his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, a battle that also claimed his life.

From the description of [Document] 1801 Aug. 14, on board the Medusa [to] Capt. Bedford of His M. Ship Leyden / Nelson & Bronte. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 301353480

In 1798 Sir Horatio Nelson was Rear-Admiral of the Blue, recovering from having his right arm amputated, and soon to leave for the Mediterranean.

From the description of [Letter] 1798 Jan. 29 [to] Thomas Lloyd [manuscript] / Horatio Nelson. 1798. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 223545507

In 1803 Lord Nelson was commanding the British Fleet in the Mediterranean.

From the description of Letter [manuscript]. 1803. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225792538

Horatio Nelson was born in 1758 in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, the son of the rector, and entered the Royal Navy in 1770. In the early part of his career he served in various stations, rising up the ranks with occasional periods on half-pay. By 1797 he had risen to Commander and his role in the Battle of St. Vincent in that year led to his promotion to Rear-Admiral. In 1798 he annihilated the French fleet at the Battle of Aboukir Bay. In 1801 he was promoted to Vice-Admiral, led the British attack on Copenhagen, and was made Viscount Nelson. In 1803 he was appointed to head the Mediterranean fleet, eventually coming into conflict with the French and Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, in which he was killed in the course of the British victory.

From the guide to the Papers of: Nelson, Vice Admiral Horatio, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758-1805), 1780-1805, (Wellcome Library)

Horatio Nelson (29 September 1758 - 21 October 1805) was a British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. His most notable victory was the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, at the end of which he was shot and killed.

From the description of Letter, August 25, 1803. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17966449

From the description of Memorandum, June 8, 1798. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17966444

From the description of Extract from letter, June 29, 1798. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17966445

British naval officer.

From the description of Letter of Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson, 1801. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80064512

Epithet: Vice-Admiral

Title: Viscount Nelson

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  • Cadiz, Spain (as recorded)
  • Bredon, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Albania, Europe (as recorded)
  • Mayfield, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Waterloo, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Ancona, Italy (as recorded)
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  • Egypt (as recorded)
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  • St. Elmo, Naples (as recorded)
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  • Great Britain (as recorded)
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  • Genoa, Italy (as recorded)
  • Mantua, Italy (as recorded)
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  • Hydra, Greece (as recorded)
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  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
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  • West Indies, Caribbean (as recorded)
  • Valetta, Malta (as recorded)
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  • Egypt (as recorded)
  • Ragusa, Dalmatia (as recorded)
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  • Australia, Australia (as recorded)
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  • St Martin, West Indies (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Naples, Italy (as recorded)
  • Misti Volcano, Peru (as recorded)
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  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Zante, the Ionian Islands (as recorded)
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  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Lisbon, Portugal (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Corfu, the Ionian Islands (as recorded)
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  • Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Faversham, Kent (as recorded)
  • Holkham Hall, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Carlisle, Cumberland (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Zante, the Ionian Islands (as recorded)
  • Brest, France (as recorded)
  • Southampton, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Aboukir, Egypt (as recorded)
  • Pigeon Island, West Indies (as recorded)
  • Tunis, Tunisia (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Cape St. Vincent, Portugal (as recorded)
  • Alexandria, Egypt (as recorded)
  • Genoa, Italy (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Barcelona, Catalonia (as recorded)
  • Zante, the Ionian Islands (as recorded)
  • Algiers, Africa (as recorded)
  • Ceylon, Asia (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Corfu, the Ionian Islands (as recorded)
  • Norfolk, England (as recorded)
  • Ipswich, Suffolk (as recorded)
  • Rouen, France (as recorded)
  • Brest, France (as recorded)
  • Beejapoor, Bombay Presidency (as recorded)
  • St. George, Island of Grenada (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Genoa, Italy (as recorded)
  • Southampton, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Bokhara, Central Asia (as recorded)
  • Cley next the Sea, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Cape Trafalgar, Spain (as recorded)
  • Belfast, Antrim (as recorded)
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina, Europe (as recorded)
  • Aden, Yemen (as recorded)
  • North America, America (as recorded)
  • Macao, China (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Sorrento, Italy (as recorded)
  • Hampton, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Daylesford, Worcestershire (as recorded)
  • Virgin Islands, the Carribean (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Vesuvius, Italy (as recorded)
  • Mediterranean Sea Seas (as recorded)
  • Palma, Majorca (as recorded)
  • Canada, North America (as recorded)
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Barcelona, Catalonia (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • Corfu, the Ionian Islands (as recorded)
  • Genoa, Italy (as recorded)
  • Corfu, the Ionian Islands (as recorded)
  • Saba, West Indies (as recorded)
  • Cadiz, Spain (as recorded)
  • Naples and Sicily, Kingdom of, Italy (as recorded)
  • Tunis, Tunisia (as recorded)
  • Edinburgh, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Cochin-China, Asia (as recorded)
  • Leghorn, Italy (as recorded)
  • Dublin, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Oudewater, the Netherlands (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Montrose, Forfarshire (as recorded)
  • Dalmatia, Croatia (as recorded)
  • Lough Corrib, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Copenhagen, Denmark (as recorded)
  • Netherlands, Europe (as recorded)
  • Berne, Switzerland (as recorded)
  • Cairo, Egypt (as recorded)
  • Capua, Italy (as recorded)
  • Acre, Syria (as recorded)
  • Naples and Sicily, Kingdom of, Italy (as recorded)
  • Havering atte Bower, Essex (as recorded)
  • Corfu, the Ionian Islands (as recorded)
  • Waterloo, Belgium (as recorded)
  • Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire (as recorded)
  • Cephalonia, Greece (as recorded)
  • Naples and Sicily, Kingdom of, Italy (as recorded)
  • Yealmpton, Devon (as recorded)
  • Brest, France (as recorded)
  • Italy, Europe (as recorded)
  • Gozo, Malta (as recorded)
  • Novi, Sardinia (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Bombay, India (as recorded)
  • Clarença, Navarre (as recorded)
  • Antigua, the Carribean (as recorded)
  • Cadiz, Spain (as recorded)
  • Black Sea, Asia (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • El-Arish, Egypt (as recorded)
  • Cape Trafalgar, Spain (as recorded)
  • New Forest, Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Aldburgh, North Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)
  • Herne, Kent (as recorded)
  • Mocha, Yemen (as recorded)
  • Naples and Sicily, Kingdom of, Italy (as recorded)
  • Wilcott, Great Ness (as recorded)
  • Preston, Lancashire (as recorded)
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  • South Africa, Africa (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Santa Cruz, Teneriffe (as recorded)
  • Palermo, Sicily (as recorded)
  • Smyrna, Turkey (as recorded)
  • British America, America (as recorded)
  • Tripoli, Lybia (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Bastia, Corsica (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Leghorn, Italy (as recorded)
  • Broughton, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Leeward Islands, the Carribean (as recorded)
  • Little Laver, Essex (as recorded)
  • Barfleur, France (as recorded)
  • Algiers, Africa (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Majorca, Spain (as recorded)
  • Port Borrowstounness, Linlithgow (as recorded)
  • Yorkshire, England (as recorded)
  • Calabria, Italy (as recorded)
  • Gozo, Malta (as recorded)
  • Corsica, France (as recorded)
  • Thetford, counties Norfolk and Suffolk (as recorded)
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  • United States of America (as recorded)
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  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Genoa, Italy (as recorded)
  • Dettingen, Germany (as recorded)
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  • Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Cape St. Vincent, Portugal (as recorded)
  • Majorca, Spain (as recorded)
  • Madras, India (as recorded)
  • Slavonia, Croatia (as recorded)
  • Rugby, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • West Indies, British (as recorded)
  • Mitton, Worcestershire (as recorded)
  • Ebenfurth, Lower Austria (as recorded)
  • Bewcastle, Cumberland (as recorded)
  • Gibraltar, Spain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Lewisham, Kent (as recorded)
  • Malta, Europe (as recorded)
  • Norfolk, England (as recorded)
  • Fort Rivegliano, Naples (as recorded)
  • Portoferraio, Elba (as recorded)
  • Badajoz, Spain (as recorded)
  • Cyprus, Asia Minor (as recorded)
  • Genoa, Italy (as recorded)
  • Vesuvius, Italy (as recorded)
  • Alexandria, Egypt (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Mayo, county of, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Turkey, Asia Minor (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Bari, Naples (as recorded)
  • Procida, Italy (as recorded)
  • Grenada, the W. Indies (as recorded)
  • Hawkinge, Kent (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire (as recorded)
  • Hollington, Sussex (as recorded)
  • Genoa, Italy (as recorded)