Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, K.B. (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was a flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars.
In the Hornblower seriesEdit
While Nelson never appears as a living person, references are made to him in both the novels and the TV series:
He is mentioned in Hornblower and the Hotspur briefly.
Hornblower's capture of the Flame in Lord Hornblower is compared by the Morning Chronicle to Nelson's capture of the San Josef, although Hornblower considers the comparison "nonsense", as he thinks himself a "fortunate plodder" in comparison to Nelson.
- Although it is often believed that Horatio Hornblower was named after Nelson, since he shared other traits (such as chronic seasickness) with him, Hornblower's first name came from the character of Horatio, from Hamlet.
- Hornblower and the Hotspur (Mentioned only)
- Hornblower and the Atropos (Mentioned only)
- The Happy Return (mentioned only)
- A Ship of the Line (mentioned only)
- Flying Colours (mentioned only)
- Lord Hornblower (mentioned only)
- Hornblower: Retribution (mentioned only)
- Horatio Nelson, Wikipedia