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Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson

1758 - 1805

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Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronte (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) 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 during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson has received more than 5,633,106 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson is the 36th most popular military personnel (down from 35th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 104th 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 36 out of 1,468Before him are Tokugawa Ieyasu, Vercingetorix, Douglas MacArthur, Lü Bu, Baron Munchausen, and Guan Yu. After him are Tariq ibn Ziyad, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Ernst Röhm, Roland, Prince Eugene of Savoy, and Stanislav Petrov.

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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, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Emperor Go-Momozono, Kamehameha I, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Franz Joseph Gall, Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy. Among people deceased in 1805, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson ranks 2Before him is Friedrich Schiller. After him are Luigi Boccherini, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Claude Chappe, Isabelle de Charrière, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Maria Theresa of Savoy, Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Mihrişah Sultan, and Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson ranks 107 out of 7,765Before him are Ian McKellen (1939), Charlotte Brontë (1816), Liam Neeson (1952), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), and Edward VII (1841). After him are William Blake (1757), H. G. Wells (1866), Elizabeth of York (1466), Aldous Huxley (1894), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), and Victoria, Princess Royal (1840).


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), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Edward Smith (1850), Rudolf Abel (1903), Gertrude Bell (1868), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), John Franklin (1786), and Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861).