Horatio Nelson; 1758-1805; vice-Admiral; Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk

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Horatio Nelson; 1758-1805; vice-Admiral; Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk

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1758-1805

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Born Burnham Thorpe, 29 September 1758. Entered the navy in 1771, appointed commodore in 1796, promoted to rear-admiral following the battle of Cape St Vincent in 1797, destroyed the French fleet at Aboukir Bay at the Battle of the Nile in 1798, became vice-admiral in 1801 following the Battle of Copenhagen. In 1803 he was appointed to the Mediteranean to keep a watch on the French fleet. Died during Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Created Baron Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe in 1798 and Viscount Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk in 1801. Later in 1801 he was created Baron Nelson of the Nile and of Hilborough, Norfolk and in September of 1801 he received the British Royal Licence to accept the title of Duke of Bronte, with the fief of the Duchy annexed. Died off Cape Trafalgar 1805.

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Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk

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Created on: 15/04/2002 by Drojd

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