Frances "Fanny" Nelson, Viscount Nelson, née Frances Herbert Woolward, best known as the wife of Horatio Nelson, British naval officer who won numerous victories over the French during the Revolutionary War. France and Napoleon. Born into a wealthy Nevis family, she lost her father at a young age and married a doctor, Josiah Nisbet. The couple returned to England, but her new husband died there, and Frances returned to Nevis to live with her uncle, a famous politician on the island. There, she met Horatio Nelson and married him in 1787. The couple moved to England and Fanny set up a house and took care of her husband's old father as he went to the beach. about a very public relationship. Fanny leaves her husband, who refused all contact with her until his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 .
|Died||4 May 1831, Harley Street, London|
|Spouse(s)||Josiah Nisbet m. 1779, d. 1781, Horatio Nelson m. 1787|
Wife of the renowned British officer, Horatio Nelson, who famously won several important victories against Napoleon's Army during the Napoleonic Wars.
Her first husband, a doctor, died at a young age, and she returned to England to live with her uncle when she met Nelson.
Around 1798 her husband struck up an affair with Emma, Lady Hamilton, wife of the British ambassador to Naples.
Her husband Horatio Nelson helped the Royal Navy defeat Napoleon on the high seas, dying a hero's death at the Battle of Trafalgar.
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- Horatio Nelson
Latest information about Frances Nisbet updated on May 10 2021.