Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

1758 - 1805

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

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 40. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson has received more than 3,662,935 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 25th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson ranks 25 out of 1,194Before him are Cesare Borgia, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Wilhelm Keitel, Heinz Guderian, Friedrich Paulus, and Pyrrhus of Epirus. After him are Ptolemy I Soter, Vercingetorix, Simo Häyhä, Guan Yu, Roland, and Baron Munchausen.

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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, Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, and Pierre-Paul Prud'hon. 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, Claude Chappe, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Maria Theresa of Savoy, Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Isabelle de Charrière, and Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson ranks 78 out of 5,347Before him are Roger Bacon (1220), Alex Ferguson (1941), Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), Walter Scott (1771), Mary Shelley (1797), and J. J. Thomson (1856). After him are Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), Herbert Spencer (1820), George VI (1895), David Bowie (1947), Jeremy Bentham (1748), and William Blake (1757).


Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson ranks 3Before him are William Wallace (1270) and Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857). After him are T. E. Lawrence (1888), Edward Smith (1850), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), Rudolf Abel (1903), John Franklin (1786), Harold Lowe (1882), John Hawkins (1532), James Paul Moody (1887), and William Bligh (1754).

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