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British napoleonic admiral, famous for losing one arm and the sight in one eye in battle, ditching his wife for Emma Lady Hamilton and dying in his finest hour at his decisive victory off Cape Trafalgar, 21 October 1805.
In short: a badass.
Horatio Nelson "was, and is, in Lord Byron's words, 'Britannia's God of War'"
by CrazyCouch February 17, 2012
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