Trafalgar, Battle of

Trafalgar, Battle of

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  • Trafalgar, Battle of — (Oct. 21, 1805) Naval engagement in the Napoleonic Wars that established British naval supremacy in Europe. It was fought west of Cape Trafalgar, Spain, between a Franco Spanish fleet of 33 ships under Pierre de Villeneuve (1763–1806) and a… …   Universalium

  • Trafalgar, Battle of — (1805)    The most decisive naval engagement of the Napoleonic Wars, in which a Royal Navy fleet of 27 ships under Admiral Horatio Nelson routed a combined French and Spanish fleet of 33 ships commanded by Rear Admiral Pierre Charles Villeneuve.… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Trafalgar Square — a large square in central London, England. It was created in 1830–41 and named in honour of Lord Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. In the centre of the square is Nelson’s Column and on one side of it is the National Gallery. It is one… …   Universalium

  • battle — battle1 battler, n. /bat l/, n., v., battled, battling. n. 1. a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo. 2. participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Trafalgar Square — is a square in central London, England. With its position in the heart of London, it is a tourist attraction; its trademark is Nelson s Column which stands in the centre and the four lion statues that guard the column. Statues and sculptures are… …   Wikipedia

  • Trafalgar — can refer to:* Cape Trafalgar in south west Spain ** The Battle of Trafalgar, fought near the cape *** Trafalgar Square in London, commemorating the above battle *** Trafalgar Day, also commemorating the battle *** Trafalgar 200, bicentenary… …   Wikipedia

  • Trafalgar Square — Trafalgar Square. Canada House, en …   Wikipedia Español

  • Trafalgar House (Wiltshire) — Trafalgar Park redirects here. For the New Zealand sports stadium, see Trafalgar Park, Nelson. Trafalgar House, also known as Trafalgar Park, is a country house in Wiltshire, England associated with the family of Admiral Lord Nelson, victor of… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Tsushima — Part of the Russo Japanese War …   Wikipedia

  • Trafalgar Day — is the celebration of the victory won by Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson s British fleet over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. It was widely commemorated by parades, dinners and other events… …   Wikipedia

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