Nelson, Horatio

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Horatio Nelson
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Nelson, Horatio Gender: M
born on 29 September 1758 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Burnham Thorpe, England, 52n12, 1e37
Timezone LMT m1e37 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 06°08' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 04°17 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 12°05'


British sea captain, noted as perhaps the greatest of all time and beloved hero of the British.

He was the sixth of eleven children born to Edmund and Catherine Nelson. His father was the village rector, and while his family was refined and educated, they were quite poor. When his mother died, her brother, Captain Maurice Suckling, took Nelson with him to sea. As a member of the British Navy, Nelson was sent on a dangerous scientific expedition to the Arctic during 1773. He was ambitious and patriotic and determined to prove himself equal to his kinsmen. In 1777, he became a lieutenant and took part in the war against the American colonies that was raging in the West Indies. Just a few years later, at age 20, he was put in command of a frigate, and in 1783, he returned to England at the end of the American Revolution. The following year he was sent to the West Indies on a lonely and difficult mission.

Nelson was unemployed for a period of approximately five years beginning in 1787. He felt the Admiralty was prejudiced against him for reasons unknown, but after the execution of King Louis XVI of France in January 1793, he was put in command of the Agamemnon. He was the naval commander in the wars with Revolutionary and Napoleonic France and won crucial victories during the battle of the Nile in 1798. In his most famous battle, Nelson fought on the sea while Wellington on the land routed Napoleon at Waterloo.

In 1785, while visiting the island of Nevis, he met Frances Nisbet, a widow with a young son, Josiah, and they were married in March 1787. Nelson was known for his extended love affair with Emma, Lady Hamilton, while both were married. Emma bore him a daughter, Horatia, and in 1801-02, he instructed her to purchase and decorate an elegant country house near London for his second ‘family.’

During the early 1770s, Nelson contracted a fever, most likely malaria. He was sent home from his post in the Indian Ocean. He fell into a depression but eventually recovered and returned to his post with great enthusiasm. Nelson died aboard ship during the battle of Trafalger on 10/21/1805.

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  • Death by War or Terrorism 21 October 1805 (During battle at Trafalger, age 47)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1773 (Scientific expedition to Artic)
  • Work : New Job 1777 (Lieutenant)
  • Family : Change residence 1783 (Returned to England after war)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1787 (Unemployed)
  • Work : New Job 1793 (Placed in command of Agamemnon)
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1785 (Frances Nisbet)

Source Notes

Fagan in American Astrology 8/1968. (In Modern Astrology 9/1930, Pearce gave this date as O.S. which is questionable as England went on the Gregorian calendar in 1752. Penfield Collection quoted Leo's More Notable Nativities for 10:00 AM.)


  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Six of eleven)
  • Family : Childhood : Family supportive (Uncle helped raise him)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer (Expeditions)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (British Navy commander)
  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Malaria, probably)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure