Facts about Horatio Nelson United Kingdom Flag

Summary

Horatio Nelson (born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England, died in Cape Trafalgar, Spain) was a famous Soldier from United Kingdom, who lived between September 29, 1758 and October 21, 1805. He became 47 years old.

Biography

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté was a British admiral famous for his efforts in the Napoleonic Wars, and especially the Battle of Trafalgar, where Nelson lost his life, and how much of the French / Spanish fleet was destroyed.

Nelson broke with traditional tactics to break through enemy lines, a clear example of that is his tactic of the Battle of Trafalgar. Nelson was known for his ability to bring out the best in his subordinates, so much that it became known as "the Nelson touch" (Nelson's hands). Nelson's efforts in the Napoleonic Wars and his heroic appearance as a one-armed, one-øyd patriot meant that he was looked up to and worshiped.

Nelson was married in 1787, but still a romance began in 1798 with Emma, Lady Hamilton, wife of William Hamilton, the British ambassador in Naples, an affair that lasted until Nelson's death. Emma came with Nelson back to England and lived openly with him, they also had a daughter together, Horatia. It was public knowledge of the affair that got Admiralty to give Nelson renewed Sea Patrol. At his death in 1805, Nelson was a national hero and he was given a state funeral in St. Paul's Cathedral. Admiral Nelson is immortalized in a number of monuments, the best known is what is in the middle of Trafalgar Square.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 23 quotes who is written / told by Horatio.

Related authors: William Hamilton

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Nelson

Famous quotes by Horatio Nelson (23)


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"No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy"
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"My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied"
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"England expects that every man will do his duty"
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"My greatest happiness is to serve my gracious King and Country and I am envious only of glory; for if it be a sin to covet glory I am the most offending soul alive"
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"I cannot command winds and weather"
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"Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon"
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"Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat"
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"It is warm work; and this day may be the last to any of us at a moment. But mark you! I would not be elsewhere for thousands. - at the Battle of Copenhagen"
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"Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil"
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"Desperate affairs require desperate measures"
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"Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was kept in order and increasing by staying in port; but know he finds, I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth, that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year"
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"If I had been censured every time I have run my ship, or fleets under my command, into great danger, I should have long ago been out of the Service and never in the House of Peers"
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"I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes... I really do not see the signal!"
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"First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can"
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"In honour I gained them, and in honour I will die with them"
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"If a man consults whether he is to fight, when he has the power in his own hands, it is certain that his opinion is against fighting"
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"I cannot, if I am in the field of glory, be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done, there Providence is sure to direct my steps"
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"Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be"
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"Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone"
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"Now I can do no more. We must trust to the Great Disposer of all events and the justice of our cause. I thank God for this opportunity of doing my duty"
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"Never break the neutrality of a port or place, but never consider as neutral any place from whence an attack is allowed to be made"
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"Let me alone: I have yet my legs and one arm. Tell the surgeon to make haste and his instruments. I know I must lose my right arm, so the sooner it's off the better"
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"I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor"


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