Nelson Horatio Viscount 1758-1805 Born At Burnham Thorpe
England. In 1770 entered the navy; in 1794 served under Lord Hood in the
capture of Corsica; under Sir John Jervis at the battle of Cape St.
Vincent, 1797; and in 1798 defeated the French fleet in Aboukir Bay; in
1801 destroyed the Danish ships and batteries at Copenhagen; at the
battle of Trafalgar Bay, 1805, overwhelmed the French and Spanish
fleets, but his own life was sacrificed. =Index=: (General Brock era) His victory at
Copenhagen, 24-31; ignores signal to cease firing, 28. (Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Captain of
Albemarle, enamoured of Miss Mary Simpson of Quebec, 244. =Bib.=:
Dict. Nat. Biog.; Southey, Life of Nelson; Mahan, Life of Nelson;
Dispatches and Letters, ed. by Nicolas. See also lives by Clarke and
McArthur, Pettigrew, Browne, Laughton.