Here’s a fascinating little roundup of Nelson’s many injuries: “As well as musket ball wounds, he was also beset by malaria, scurvy, dysentery, heart-stroke, toothache and — unhelpfully for a naval man — seasickness.”
Of course, he also lost an eye and an arm in battle. The glamorous life of the sea!
And to get his battered body home after the Battle of Trafalgar, they actually stuck it in a… well, you can read the strange details in our loop Oddly Preserved.
Happy birthday, Admiral, wherever you are.