April 26th - Nelson's father dies.July-August - Nelson and the Hamiltons tour south Wales and the Midlands. Nelson is greeted with adulation everywhere he goes.
Visits Quebec and New York
Joins an expedition to the Arctic on HMS Carcass.Joins an expedition to the Arctic on HMS Carcass. Encounters, and fights, a polar bear, saying he wants to take the skin home for his father. But both he and the bear escape unharmed.
October - Joins HMS Seahorse and goes to the East Indies.
Nelson joins HMS RaisonnableAged 12, Nelson joins HMS Raisonnable as a Midshipman, under Captain Suckling, his uncle.
August - Travels to the West Indies in a merchant ship.
Nelson's mother diesHoratia Nelson died peacefully in 1881 at the age of eighty and there is a line of descendants through her to this day. Upon her death her gravestone named her as "the beloved daughter" of Nelson and nowadays she is officially recognised as the child of the father she adored and the mother who denied her.
Horatio Nelson is born at Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk.
Period: 1758 BCE to 1805 BCE
January 9th - Nelson's funeral. He is buried in the crypt beneath the dome of St Paul's Cathedral.