Arthur Wellesley

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley Full Name: Arthur Wellesley
Nationality: British

Profession: 1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Why Famous: A leading military and political figure of the 19th century. Most famous victory was the Battle of Waterloo.

Born: May 1, 1769
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Died: September 14, 1852 (aged 83)

Married Life

  • 2005-06-03 Earl of Mornington, Arthur Wellesley (27) weds great-granddaughter of Lord Beaverbrook and model/make-up artist Jemma Kidd (30) in a seaside ceremony on the beach near Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados

Historical Events in the Life of Arthur Wellesley

  • 1808-08-21 Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
  • 1812-01-19 Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.

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