Event Summary

Battle of Trafalgar

Date

October 21, 1805

Description

Battle of Trafalgar between English and French/Spanish; Admiral Horatio Nelson, aboard HMSVictory, is victor over larger allied force under command of Admiral Villeneuve. British break through enemy line at two points to effect significant victory and eliminate all chance of a French invasion of England. Nelson shot during battle and died hours later, with victory assured.

Lecture

Navy/Warfare

Timeline 1

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Related People

Nelson, Horatio

Record ID

Record ID: 388