Arthur Wellesley

February 24th, 2014 | Posted in Famous People Biography    
Arthur Wellesley

Arthur Wellesley

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley was First Duke of Wellington. Arthur Wellesley was a British soldier and statesman. He was a native of Ireland from the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy. He was one of the famous military and political celebrities in 19th century. Arthur Wellesley was unremarkable student at Eton. He participated in the war against the French in Flanders. In the year of 1796, he went to India.

Arthur Wellesley was born on 1st May 1769 6 in Merrion Street, Dublin, Ireland and died on 14th September 1852 at age of 83 in Walmer, Kent, United Kingdom. His parents were, father who was 1st Earl of Mornington and mother was Anne. Wellesley was married Kitty Pakenham on 10th April 1806 and had two children names were Arthur, Charles. Wellesley achieved appreciable military success such as he fought in the Mysore War against Tipu Sultan. During the defeat of the Mahrattas he achieved a great victory at Assaye in the year of 1803.

He took long leave from the British army and in year of 1806 he was elected as Tory member of Parliament for Rye. After one year, he was elected as MP for Newport on the Isle of Wight and then was appointed to perform duties as Chief Secretary for Ireland, under the Duke of Richmond. In the year 1808, he took control of the British, Portuguese and Spanish military forces in the Peninsular War in between 1808 and 1814. At the end of the war, it was forced to withdraw occupation of French from Spain and Portugal.

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