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Crypt St. Paulís Cathedral

St. Paulís Cathedral crypts holds the sarcophagi and vaults of the following persons:

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1769-1852). He was the British supreme commander during the Napoleontic Wars and became famous because of his victory in the Battle of Waterloo (1815). Later he became prime minister of the United Kingdom.

Admiral Horatio Nelson, victor in the Battle of Trafalgar. He was killed in the battle.
The Battle of Trafalgar, on 21 October 1805, was the most important naval battle during the Third Coalition War between the United Kingdom and the French empire of Napoleon. A fleet of the British Royal Navy, consisting of 27 ships and led by Horatio Nelson destroyed on that day in a battle at Cape Trafalgar a French-Spanish squadron, consisting of 33 ships, under the leadership of the French vice-admiral Pierre de Villeneuve. Seventeen ships were captured and one destroyed. On the British side, 449 men were killed, including commander Horatio Nelson and 1246 wounded. On the French side, 2218 men were killed and 1155 and wounded and on the Spanish side, 1025 men were killed and 1383 wounded. About 7,000 French and Spanish sailors were captured.

Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton GCB, who was killed on 18 June 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo. He was the most senior officer to die at Waterloo.

Field Marshal Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts VC who perished on 14 November 1914.

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