Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

1758 - 1805

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Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805), also known simply as Admiral Nelson, was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. His inspirational leadership, grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics brought about a number of decisive British naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was wounded in combat, losing sight in one eye in Corsica at the age of 35, and most of one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife when he was 38. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson has received more than 3,859,155 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson is the 35th most popular military personnel (down from 25th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 78th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Military Personnel.

Horatio Nelson, 1st viscount nelson is most famous for his victory over Napoleon Bonaparte's fleet in the Battle of the Nile, and for his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

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Among military personnels, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson ranks 35 out of 1,466. Before him are Roland, Douglas MacArthur, Jochi, Tariq ibn Ziyad, Flavius Aetius, and T. E. Lawrence. After him are Guan Yu, Isoroku Yamamoto, Baron Munchausen, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, and Arminius.

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Among people born in 1758, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson ranks 2Before him is Maximilien Robespierre. After him are James Monroe, André Masséna, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Kamehameha I, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Emperor Go-Momozono, Franz Joseph Gall, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco. Among people deceased in 1805, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson ranks 2Before him is Friedrich Schiller. After him are Luigi Boccherini, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Isabelle de Charrière, Maria Theresa of Savoy, Claude Chappe, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson ranks 105 out of 6,924. Before him are Charlotte Brontë (1816), Michael Caine (1933), David Bowie (1947), T. E. Lawrence (1888), George Harrison (1943), and George V (1865). After him are Aldous Huxley (1894), Blackbeard (1680), Ridley Scott (1937), Henry VI of England (1421), Elton John (1947), and Alan Rickman (1946).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson ranks 3Before him are William Wallace (1270) and T. E. Lawrence (1888). After him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Edward Smith (1850), Gertrude Bell (1868), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), Rudolf Abel (1903), John Franklin (1786), Harold Lowe (1882), and James Paul Moody (1887).