Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852

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Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852

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1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, was a politician and soldier who was born in Dublin, Ireland, on 1 May 1769. Wellesley joined the British Army in 1787 and had a successful posting in India. He was an important figure in the Napoleonic Wars, leading the allied army in the battle of Waterloo. Wellesley was also a prominent politician, serving twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (22 January 1828 - 16 November 1830, 17 November 1834 - 9 December 1834), and three times as the Leader of the House of Lords (January 1828 - November 1830, November 1834 - April 1835, September 1841 - 27 June 1846). He was Commander-in-Chief of the British Army from 1827-1828 and 1842-1852. In 10 April 1806, Wellsley married Catherine Sarah Dorothea Pakenham. They had two sons together, Arthur and Charles.


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