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Horatio Nelson, Admiral, 1st Viscount Nelson of the Nile and Burnham Thorpe

Also Known As: "Horace Nelson", "Lord Nelson", "Duke of Bronte", "Viscount Nelson"
Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: October 21, 1805 (47)
Aboard HMS 'Victory' during the Battle of Trafalgar, near Gibraltar.
Place of Burial: City of London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. Edmund Nelson, Rector of Burnham Thorpe and Catherine Nelson
Husband of Frances Herbert Nelson, Viscountess Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe
Partner of Emma Hamilton
Father of Horatia Nelson Ward and Emma? Hamilton, Thompson or Nelson
Brother of Edmund Nelson; Horatio Nelson; Maurice Nelson, Rev; Susannah Bolton; William Nelson, 1st Earl Nelson and 5 others

Occupation: Vice-Admiral & Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, Naval Admiral, England, Naval Officer, Seaman, vice admiral of the white, Naval officer, Viscount & Duke of Bronte
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About Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB

Note: Relationships with other people must only be created from very reliable sources, and only where there is proof. Much speculation has been written about other offspring, notably one about a son born at sea to Emma Hamilton and adopted by a Thomas Spencer, but this is unverified (see here for discussion) and should not be added to Geni.


Wikipedia: English

Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, KB. Born 29 September 1758, died 21 October 1805.

Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. He was noted for his inspirational leadership, superb grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, which together resulted in a number of decisive naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was wounded several times in combat, losing the sight in one eye in Corsica and most of one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife. He was shot and killed during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar near the Port City of Cadiz in 1805.


This book Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, Vol 5 and its companion volumes is of interest with regard to Nelson's career and personal relationships. He mentions Lady Hamilton, and also his nephew Captain Sir William Bolton, which show that he held him in high regard.
Of some interest is the fact that Nelson has taken to signing his letters "Nelson and Bronte", showing his attachment to an area of Sicily, then the Duchy of Bronte, created in 1799 by King Ferdinand III created Bronte as a reward the help he had provided him in suppressing the revolution in Naples and so in recovering his throne.
Some more history on this here: Nelson's Castle - About the History.
There's also a connection to Charlotte Mary Hood, Duchess of Bronté, who was a witness at the wedding of Sir William and Catherine Bolton.

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Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB's Timeline

1758
September 29, 1758
Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
1771
1771
Age 12
HMS Raisonnable
1771
- 1776
Age 12
Great Britain
1773
1773
- March 14, 1775
Age 14
HMS Seahorse
1778
December 8, 1778
Age 20
HMS Badger
1779
1779
Age 20
HMS Hithchinbrook
1801
January 1, 1801
- October 21, 1805
Age 42
Great Britain