Nelson, Horatio, Lord
Born: Sep 29, 1758 AD
Died: 1805 AD, at 47 years of age.
1758 - Born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk on the 29th of September.
1771 - His naval career began on 1st of January when he reported to the third-rate Raisonnable as an Ordinary Seaman and coxswain. Nelson’s maternal uncle, Captain Maurice Suckling, commanded the vessel.
1777 - Nelson had risen to the rank of lieutenant and was assigned to the West Indies.
1780 - He was involved in an action against the Spanish fortress of San Juan in Nicaragua
1783 - He continued his efforts against the American rebels until the official end of the war.
1784 - He was given command of the frigate Boreas, and assigned to enforce the Navigation Act in the vicinity of Antigua.
1787 - Nelson and Fanny were married on the 11th of March at the end of his tour of duty in the Caribbean.
1799 - Nelson was promoted to Rear Admiral of the Red, the seventh highest rank in the Royal Navy.
1801 - On the 1st of January Nelson was promoted to Vice Admiral of the Blue.
1805 - Died on the 21st of October.
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