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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Military leader who defeated Napoléon at Waterloo
British Prime Minister 1828 - 1830
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Field Marshal Arthur Oscar Wellesley

Age

83

Born

1 May 1769

Died

14 Sep 1852

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Bio Details

Full name

Field Marshal Arthur Oscar Wellesley

Also known as

The Hon. Arthur Wesley

The Iron Duke

Nosey

Old Nosey

The Beau

The Eagle

1st Viscount Wellington Of Talavera And Of Wellington

1st Baron Douro of Wellesley

1st Conde de Vimeiro

1st Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo

1st Earl of Wellington

1st Marquess of Wellington

1st Marquess of Douro

1st Prince of Waterloo

1st Duque de Victoria

Gender

Male

Age

83

Date of birth

1 May 1769

Birth place

Mornington House, 24 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Date of death:

14 Sep 1852

Place of death

Walmer Castle, Walmer, Kent, England, UK

Cause of death

The result of a stroke and a number of seizures

Occupations

MP (1780)

MP (1784)

MP (1786)

MP (1787)

MP (1796)

Governor General Of Bengal (1797)

Ambassador (1809)

Prime Minister of Britain and First Lord of the Treasury (1828 - 1830)

Prime Minister of Britain and First Lord of the Treasury (1834)

Education

Brown's Seminary, King's Road, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom (1781)

Quotes and misquotes

Famously Wellington is quoted as referring to the British army as 'the scum of the earth'.  However, most people forget the end of the quote - 'you can hardly conceive such a set brought together, and it is really wonderful that we have made them the fine fellows they are'.

The soft side of the Iron Duke

The Duke once met a little boy, crying by the road. "Come now, that's no way for a young gentleman to behave. What's the matter?" he asked.  "I have to go away to school tomorrow, and I'm worried about my pet toad.  There's no-one else to care for it and I shan't know how it is."  The Duke promised to attend to the matter personally.  After a week, the boy received a note: "Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington presents his compliments....and has the pleasure to inform him that his toad is well'

No Blackmail!

When famous courtesan Harriette Wislon threatened to publish her memoirs unless her various suitors supported her financially, the Duke gave his well known quote 'Publish and be damned!'.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Siblings

Lady Anne Smith

Sister

Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley

Brother

William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington

Brother

Gerald Wellesley

Brother

Henry Wellesley, 1st Baron Cowley of Wesley

Brother

Partners of 
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Catherine Wellesley, Lady Wellington

Married

2 children together

10 Apr 1806

Harriette Wilson

19th Century Courtesan Relationship

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Children

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Partner(s) Other Children

Arthur Richard Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington

born 1807, died 1884, age 77
with Catherine Wellesley, Lady Wellington

Lord Charles Wellesley

born 1808, died 1858, age 50
with Catherine Wellesley, Lady Wellington

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Family

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's parents:

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's father was Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's mother was Anne Wesley, Countess of Mornington


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's children:

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's son was Arthur Richard Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's son was Lord Charles Wellesley


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's current partners:

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's wife was Catherine Wellesley, Lady Wellington


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's siblings:

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's sister was Lady Anne Smith Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's brother was Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's brother was William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's brother was Gerald Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's brother was Henry Wellesley, 1st Baron Cowley of Wesley


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's nieces and nephews:

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's niece was Georgiana Somerset Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's niece was Emily Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's nephew was Richard Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's niece was Anne Cavendish-Bentinck Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's niece was Hyacinthe Littleton, Baroness Hatherton Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's nephew was Gerald Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's nephew was Henry Wellesley


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's grand nieces and grand nephews:

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great niece was Georgiana Bethell-Codrington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great niece was Augusta Neuman Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great nephew was Henry Somerset, 8th Duke of Beaufort Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great niece was Emily Hay-Drummond, Countess of Kinnoull Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great niece was Henrietta Somerset Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great niece was Lady Geraldine Somerset Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great niece was Katherine Ormathwaite Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great niece was Edith Denison, Countess of Londesborough Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great nephew was Rev. Charles Cavendish-Bentinck


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's grandparents:

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's grandfather was Arthur Hill-Trevor, 1st Viscount of Dungannon Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's grandmother was Anne Hill-Trevor Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's grandfather was Richard Wesley, 1st Baron of Mornington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's grandmother was Elizabeth Wesley


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's grandchildren:

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's granddaughter was Lady Victoria Hamilton, Baroness Holmpatrick Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's granddaughter was Lady Mary Scott Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's granddaughter was Georgina Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's grandson was Arthur Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's grandson was Henry Wellesley, 3rd Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's grandson was Arthur Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great grandchildren:

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great granddaughter was Hon. Winifred Hamilton Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great granddaughter was Hon. Margaret Hamilton Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great granddaughter was Hon. Georgina Anderson-Pelham Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great granddaughter was Hon. Sybil Hamilton Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great granddaughter was Hon. Clare Hamilton Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great grandson was Hans Hamilton, 2nd Baron Holmpatrick Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great granddaughter was Angela Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great grandson was Ronald Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great grandson was Sir Dougal Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great granddaughter was Lady Evelyn James Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great grandson was Arthur Wellesley, 5th Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great grandson was Captain Richard Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great grandson was Lt.-Col. Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great granddaughter was Lady Eileen Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great grandson was W/Cdr. Lord George Wellesley   Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson was Arthur Wellesley 8th Duke Of Wellington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great granddaughter was Hon. Ursula Bernard Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson was John Vivian, 4th Baron Swansea Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson was Hon. Rosemary Eden Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great granddaughter is Averil Houston Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great granddaughter is Hon. Caroline Bonham Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson was James Hamilton, 3rd Baron Holmpatrick Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson is William Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great granddaughter was Helen Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson was Dugald Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson was Colin Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson was Kenneth Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson was Alexander Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great granddaughter is Jean Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson was Major Arthur James Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great granddaughter was Lady Anne Wellesley, Duquesa de Ciudad Rodrigo Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson was Captain Henry Wellesley, 6th Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great granddaughter was Pamela Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great granddaughter is Mary Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great granddaughter is Lady Elizabeth Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson is Julian Orde Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great granddaughter is Jane Macindoe Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's great great grandson was Major Richard Wellesley   Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Charles Wellesley 9th Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Lady Jane Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Richard Vivian, 5th Baron Swansea Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Amanda Lowther Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Louisa Vincent Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter was Sarah Fasola Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Peter Houston Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Claire Mansel Lewis Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Charles Houston Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Oliver Bonham Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Francis Bonham Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is John Bonham Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Hans Hamilton, 4th Baron Holmpatrick Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Hon. Ion Hamilton Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Hon. Evelyn Hamilton Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Helen Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Ian Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Alastair Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Georgina Llewellyn-Jones Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson was John Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Sir Noel Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Janet Greenfield Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is James Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Elizabeth Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Lucinda Steel Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson was Richard James Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson was Llewelyn Rhys Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter was Elizabeth Rhys Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Antony Grant Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter was Louise Grant Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Anne Orange Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Richard Berry, 3rd Viscount Kemsley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Lord John Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is Michael Clyde Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson was Robin Clyde Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson is William Clyde Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Nesta Hawes Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great granddaughter is Lucy Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson was Charles Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 3x great grandson was John Wellesley   Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Hon. James Vivian Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Hon. Emma Vivian Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Flora Lowther Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson was Bertie Lowther Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Georgia Lowther Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Lucia Lowther Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Beatrice Vincent Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Camilla Vincent Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Mark Fasola Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Fred Fasola Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is James Houston Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Thomas Houston Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is William Houston Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Edward Mansel Lewis Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is John Mansel Lewis Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Florence Houston Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Michael Houston Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Roselle Houston Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Elsie Houston Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Patricia Bonham Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Elizabeth Bonham Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Michael Bonham Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Kate Bonham Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Richard Bonham Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Andrew Bonham Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Hon. James Hamilton Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Ross Hamilton Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Colin Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is William Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Harry Greenfield Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Katherine Greenfield Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Peter Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Lucy Malcolm Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Ann Tennant Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Emily Andrewes Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is James Steel Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Fiona James Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Robert Rhys Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Julian Rhys Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Michael Orange Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Simon Orange Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Jonathan Orange Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Luke Berry Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Jake Berry Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Arthur Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Honor Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Mary Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Charlotte Domingo Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Frederick Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Gerald Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Sofia Blunt Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is John Hawes Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is David Hawes Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Rosanna Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great granddaughter is Charlotte Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 4x great grandson is Thomas Wellesley   Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great granddaughter is Evelyn Andrewes Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great grandson is Edward Andrewes Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great grandson is William Steel Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great granddaughter is Olivia James Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great granddaughter is Lucinda James Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great grandson is Charles James Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great grandson is Thomas James Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great granddaughter is Lucy Rhys Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great grandson is Edward Rhys Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great grandson is Thomas Orange Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great grandson is Arthur Wellesley Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's 5x great granddaughter is Mae Wellesley


Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's in laws:

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's daughter in law was Elizabeth Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's daughter in law was Augusta Wellesley


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David Cameron 2010 - 2016

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