Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, was born on 29 September 1758. He was a British officer in the Royal Navy, which, under his leadership, proved its supremacy over the French, during the Napoleonic Wars (1797–1815). He is regarded as one of the greatest naval commanders in history.
He died on 21 October 1805 at Trafalgar.
⚓“England expects that every man will do his duty” was the signal sent by Admiral Nelson as the Battle of Trafalgar was about to commence.
⚓“Thank God, I have done my duty”, he said on the same day while dying. After being shot he was carried below to the cockpit, where he requested that his possessions be passed on to Lady Hamilton and that his hair be cut off and given to her. He died at 4.30 pm, after having learned that he had won a great victory. He was…
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