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Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington was born on 1 May 1769 at Mornington House, 24 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. He was the son of Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington and Hon. Anne Hill. He was baptised at St. Peter's Church, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.4 He married Hon. Catherine Sarah Dorothea Pakenham, daughter of Edward Michael Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford and Catherine Rowley, on 10 April 1806 at St. George's Church, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. He died on 14 September 1852 at age 83 at Walmer Castle, Walmer, Kent, England. He was buried on 18 November 1852 at St. Paul's Cathedral, The City, London, England.
Arthur Wellesley was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman. He rose to prominence during the Peninsula War and became a national hero in Britain after the Napoleonic Wars, during which he led the victorious Anglo-Allied forces at the Battle of Waterloo. He would later be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two separate occasions.
Dates in office as Prime Minister
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