Horatio Nelson KB

Horatio Nelson KB (1758 - 1805)

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Lord Horatio "Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount of the Nile & Burnham Thorpe" Nelson KB
Born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, Englandmap
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Husband of — married (to ) in Island of Nevismap
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Died in HMS Victory, off Cape Trafalgar, Spainmap
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Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson KB was Killed in Action during War of the Third Coalition.


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Horatio Nelson the second son of that name born to the Reverend Edmund Nelson, rector of Burnham Thorpe and his wife, Catherine Suckling, was born on 29 September 1758 at Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk and baptised there privately on 5 October 1758, presumably by his father. [1] He was named for his mother's uncle, Horace Walpole.

As noted in Wikipedia biography of Admiral Nelson, he "was an English flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He won several victories, including the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, during which he was killed."

Note that he had no "legitimate" offspring with his wife Frances (Fanny) Nisbet but his long-running union with Lady Emma Hamilton produced daughter Horatia in 1801.


  1. Baptismal record Burnham Thorpe (5 October 1758 Horatio Nelson son of Edmund and Catherine Nelson)
  • N. A. M. Rodger, ‘Nelson, Horatio, Viscount Nelson (1758–1805)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2009 accessed 12 Oct 2017
  • The History of Ipswich "In 1797 Lord and Lady Nelson moved to Ipswich, and in 1800 Lord Nelson was appointed High Steward of Ipswich"

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Lord Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson (1758-1805)
 Lord Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson  (1758-1805)


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