Arthur Wellesley

Arthur Wellesley (1769 - 1852)

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FM Arthur "Duke of Wellington, The Iron Duke" Wellesley aka Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS
Born in Mornington House, 24 Upper Merrion St., Dublin, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in St. George's, Dublin, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Walmer Castle, Kent, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Nov 2011 | Last significant change: 17 Nov 2018
23:59: Greg Slade edited the Biography for Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852). [Thank Greg for this]
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Arthur was born in 1769. He is the son of Garret Wellesley and Anne Hill-Trevor. [1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

Dates in office as Prime Minister

  • 1828 to 1830
  • 1834 to 1834

Political party

  • Tory

Major acts

  • Roman Catholic Relief Act: removed many of the restrictions on Roman Catholicism in the UK.

Interesting facts

  • He is famous for his major role in the Napoleonic wars.
  • Wellington boots are named after him.[4]


  1. Entered by Janice Hardin, Nov 28, 2011
  2. The Peerage [1]
  3. Wikiquote contributors, "Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington," Wikiquote, , [2] (accessed May 23, 2014).
  4. Gov.UK "History of Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington." Past Prime Ministers.(accessed May 23, 2014).

See also:

  • C.F.J. Hankinson, editor, DeBretts Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, 147th year (London, U.K.: Odhams Press, 1949), page 1100.
  • Juan Carlos Marino y Montero, "re: Sapieha-Potocki Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 4 May 2006.
  • Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008.
  • G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, page 452.
  • Wikipedia: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
  • WikiData: Q131691 Wikidata Information Reasonator enwiki Ancestors (about wikidata)

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