Nelson, Horatio, Viscount


Nelson, Horatio, Viscount
(1758-1805)
   Born at Burnham Thorpe, England. In 1770 entered the navy; in 1794 served under Lord Hood in the capture of Corsica; under Sir John Jervis at the battle of Cape St. Vincent, 1797; and in 1798 defeated the French fleet in Aboukir Bay; in 1801 destroyed the Danish ships and batteries at Copenhagen; at the battle of Trafalgar Bay, 1805, overwhelmed the French and Spanish fleets, but his own life was sacrificed.
   Index: Bk His victory at Copenhagen, 24-31; ignores signal to cease firing, 28. Hd Captain of Albemarle, enamoured of Miss Mary Simpson of Quebec, 244.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.; Southey, Life of Nelson; Mahan, Life of Nelson; Dispatches and Letters, ed. by Nicolas. See also lives by Clarke and McArthur, Pettigrew, Browne, Laughton.

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