Lord Horatio Nelson

1758
-
1805

Vice Admiral British Navy, American Wars of Independence, Napoleonic Wars, Battle of Trafalgar

Vice -Admiral Horation Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté KB (29 September 1758 - 21 October 1805), commonly known as Admiral Nelson. Famed for his inspirational leadership and decisive strategy which won significant battles through the Napoleonic wars. He lost sight in one eye after being wounded in Corsica at the age of 35. He then lost most of one arm in an attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife when he was forty. He died during his defeat of the Franco-Spanish forces at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Other materials

  • The Battle of Trafalgar : An overview of the battle and the commemorations on Trafalgar Day (21st October) here 

Blue Plaque information

NELSON LIVED HERE IN 1797. BORN 1758. FELL AT TRAFALGAR 1805

Plaque erected

in 1876 by (Royal) Society of Arts

A further plaque was erected at 103 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1ST, City of Westminster in 1958 by London County Council. The Plaque reads "Horatio, LORD NELSON 1758-1805 lived here in 1798"

147 New Bond Street (site), Mayfair, London, W1S 2TS, City of Westminster

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