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1758, Sep 291771-18051805, Oct 21
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 in 1805.
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09/29/1758-Lord Horatio Nelson is born
05/07/1765-HMS Victory is launched; later, Admiral Horatio Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar
08/01/1798-British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French fleet at Battle of the Nile (aka Battle of Abukir Bay)
10/21/1805-Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats French and Spanish fleet, but is killed in battle
01/09/1806-Horatio Nelson buried at St. Paul's Cathedral
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Horatio Nelson1758, Sep 291771
 
18051805, Oct 21

James Cook1728, Nov 71755
 
17791779, Feb 14
 a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed ma...
Louis Guillouet1708, Mar 261723
 
17831792
 a French admiral. In 1777, France began assisting the American colonies in their fight for indepe...
Augustus Keppel1725, Apr 251735
 
17831786, Oct 2
 an officer of the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War and the War of American Independence. Du...
Thomas Truxtun1755, Feb 171775
 
 
17831822, May 5
 an American naval officer after the Revolutionary War, when he served as a privateer, who rose to...
John Paul Jones1747, Jul 61770
 
17891792, Jul 18
 a Scottish American sailor and the United States' first well-known naval fighter in the American ...
George Vancouver1757, Jun 221772
 
 
17951798, May 10
 an English officer of the Royal Navy, who explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacif...
Ashley Bowen1728, Jan 81741
 
17991813
 the first American sailor to write an autobiography. Although Bowen's career as a sailor was not ...
Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra1744, May 221770
 
17991794, Mar 26
 a Spanish naval officer born in Lima, Peru. Assigned to the Pacific coast Spanish Naval Departmen...
George Balfourunknown1790
 
 
1799unknown
 naval surgeon in the U.S. navy
Nicolas Baudin1754, Feb 171769
 
18031803, Sep 16
 a French explorer, cartographer, naturalist and hydrographer. At the age of 15 he joined the merc...
Juan Carrascounknown1784
 
 
1803unknown
 a Spanish naval officer, explorer, and navigator. He is remembered mainly for his work in the Pac...
George Bass1771, Jan 301789
 
 
1803unknown
 a British naval surgeon and explorer of Australia. At the age of 18 he was accepted in London as ...
Adam Johann von Krusenstern1770, Nov 191793
 
18061846, Aug 24
 a Baltic German admiral and explorer, who led the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe. Af...
Stephen Decatur Sr.1751, Jun1770
 
18091808, Nov 11
 an American naval captain in the Revolutionary War and later in the Quasi-War. He was the father ...
Francisco de Eliza17591773
 
18091825, Feb 19
 a Spanish naval officer, navigator, and explorer. He is remembered mainly for his work in the Pac...
Louis Antoine de Bougainville1729, Nov 121753
 
18111811, Aug 31
 a French admiral and explorer. A contemporary of the British explorer James Cook, he took part in...
Albemarle Bertie1755, Jan 201760
 
18121824, Feb 24
 a long-serving and at the time controversial officer of the British Royal Navy who saw extensive ...
Sir John Duckworth1748, Feb 91759
 
18171817, Aug 31
 an officer of the Royal Navy, serving during the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independen...
Jose de Bustamante y Guerra1759, Apr 11770
 
18171825, Mar 10
  a Spanish naval officer, explorer, and politician. With Alessandro Malaspina, they proposed to t...
Joshua Barneyunknown1759
 
1818unknown
 an American Navy officer who served in the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War. He late...
Stephen Decatur Jr.1779, Jan 51790
 
18191820, Mar 22
 a United States naval officer and commodore notable for his naval victories in the early 19th cen...
Manuel Quimper17571770
 
18291844, Apr
 a Spanish Peruvian explorer, cartographer, naval officer, and colonial official. He participated ...
Jose Maria Narvaez17681780
 
18311840, Aug 4
 a Spanish naval officer, explorer, and navigator notable for his work in the Gulf Islands and Low...
Cayetano Valdes y Flores17671782
 
18331835
 a commander of the Spanish Navy, explorer, and captain general who served in the French Revolutio...
Edward Boys17491796
 
18511866
 an English sea captain. In 1803, Boys, when in charge of a prize, was made prisoner by the French...
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen1778, Sep 91796
 
18521852, Jan 13
 a Baltic-German officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, cartographer and explorer, ultimately rose ...
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