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 Duke of Wellington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dukedom of Wellington, derived from Wellington in Somerset, is a hereditary title and the senior Dukedom in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The Viscountcy of Wellesley and the Barony and Earldom of Mornington are in the Peerage of Ireland; the rest are in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The Dukes of Wellington also hold the foreign titles of Prince of Waterloo (The Netherlands, 1815), Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain, 1812), Duque de Vitória and Marquês de Torres Vedras (Portugal, 1812) and Conde de Vimeiro (Portugal, 1811).
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 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wellesley defeated the French at the Battle of Roliça and the Battle of Vimeiro in 1808.
Unfortunately, Wellesley was superseded in command of the British army, and he was compelled to sign the controversial Convention of Sintra, which stipulated that the British Royal Navy would transport the French army out of Lisbon with all their loot.
Wellington is a recurring character in the Richard Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wellesley was elected MP for Rye (in the British House of Commons) for six months in 1806; a year later, he was elected MP for Newport on the Isle of Wight, a constituency he would represent for two years.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1 May 1769–14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman, widely considered one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century.
Wellington is often compared to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, with whom he shared many characteristics, chiefly a transition to politics after a highly successful military career.
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 Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
WELLINGTON, ARTHUR WELLESLEY, 1ST DUKE OF [Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of] 1769-1852, British soldier and statesman.
Wellesley entered the army in 1787 and, aided by his brother Richard (later Marquess Wellesley), rose rapidly in rank.
Wellington, "the iron duke," with the soldier's taste for discipline and order and the aristocrat's distrust of democratic institutions, lent his great prestige to the Tory policy of repression at home and took a cabinet post as master general of the ordnance (1819).
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 Wellington - MSN Encarta
Arthur Wellesley was born on May 1, 1769, in Dublin and educated at Eton College and the Military Academy of Angers in France.
Arthur took part in several military campaigns; in the Battle of Assaye in 1803, he subdued the Marathas, then the dominant people of India.
Wellington was a British representative at the Congress of Vienna, which met to decide the fate of post-Napoleonic Europe.
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 Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
Wellesley returned to England in 1805 and the following year he was elected as the MP for Rye in Sussex.
On 15th November, 1830 Wellington's government was defeated in a vote in the House of Commons.
Wellington attended the opening of the Liverpool to Manchester Railway but was deeply upset by the way he was booed and hissed by the crowds as his train entered Manchester.
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Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington (April 30 1769 – September 14 1852) was an Anglo-Irish aristocrat who became a British soldier and politician.
As Prime Minister Wellington was the picture the arch-conservative though oddly enough the highlight his term was Catholic Emancipation the granting of almost full civil to Catholics in the United Kingdom.
During time Wellington was greeted by a hostile from the crowds at the opening of Liverpool and Manchester Railway and eventually the bill was passed the Whigs threatened to have the House Lords packed with their own followers if were not.
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 Arthur wellesley 1st duke of wellington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Wellesley, Richard Colley Wellesley, 1st Marquess - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
WELLESLEY, RICHARD COLLEY WELLESLEY, 1ST MARQUESS [Wellesley, Richard Colley Wellesley, 1st Marquess] 1760-1842, British colonial administrator; brother of Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellington.
Aided by the military talents of his brother Arthur (later duke of Wellington), he checked the power of native rulers in a great struggle with the Marathas.
However, the policy of subsidiary alliances that he introduced as a means of bringing the weaker Indian states under British control, and the expenses of his military exploits caused discontent at home, and he was recalled to England in 1805.
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 Duke Of Wellington in directory.co.uk
A brief biography of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington By Edward Bathurst Ryder...
The Anglo-Dutch army was commanded by the Duke of Wellington, with the young and incompetent Prince of Orange nominally second-in-command.
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 BBC - History - Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 - 1852)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Duke of Wellington, while a famous soldier and statesmen, was not much of a student.
Wellesley saw success, with the invasion of Mysore and defeat of Tipu Sultan, and the breaking of Mahratta influence in 1803.
It also earned him the name 'The Iron Duke' for the iron shutters his London home was secured with after rioters smashed them in response to his denial of parliamentary reform in 1830.
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 Britannia Government: Prime Ministers
Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, was a soldier first and a politician second.
Knighted for army service in India, Wellington went on to distinguish himself, becoming a national hero, due to his exploits and victories in the Peninsula War throwing the French out of Spain and his defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Quatre-Bras and Battle of Waterloo in 1815, as general of the allied armies.
After leaving office as prime minister, Wellington served as foreign secretary in the government of William Lamb, and in the cabinet of Robert Peel.
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 Arthur Wellesley, 1. Herzog von Wellington - Bedeutung, Definition, Erklärung im netlexikon
Arthur Wellesley (bis 1798 Wesley), Viscount (1809), Earl (Februar 1812), Marquess (Oktober 1812) und seit 1814 1.
Wellington kehrte nach Portugal zurück und löste William Carr Beresford als Oberkommandierender der Britisch-Portugiesischen Truppen ab.
Wellington hat auch den Schnitt der klassischen englischen Gummistiefel erfunden, weshalb diese in England "Wellington boots" oder kurz "Wellingtons" genannt werden.
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Returning to England hailed as the conquering Wellesley was appointed Duke of Wellington a his descendants hold to this day.
On March 21 1829 Wellington and Winchilsea met on Battersea When it came time to fire the deliberately aimed wide and Winchilsea fired into air.
Wellington to the Tory policy of no reform no expansion of the franchise and as result lost a vote of non-confidence on November 15 1830.
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 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington - Britannia Biographies
After his regiment was sent to India in 1796 Wellesley began to distinguish himself in the field.
During the subjugation of the Mahrattas, the now-General Wellesley achieved another remarkable victory at Assaye in 1803.
Wellington was roundly lauded as the hero of Europe, but peace was short-lived.
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 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington - Wikiquote
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1 May 1769 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman.
He rose to prominence during the Peninsula War and became a national hero in England after the Napoleonic Wars, during which he led the victorious Anglo-Allied forces at the Battle of Waterloo.
The Dukes of Wellington have denied the quote and its first use appears so long after events and in a French source (Montalenbert 1856).
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 SOMERSET, LORD ROBERT ... - Online Information article about SOMERSET, LORD ROBERT ...
British soldier, was the third son of the 5th See also:
RAGLAN, FITZROY JAMES HENRY SOMERSET, 1ST BARON (1788-1855)
Wellington's despatches, and received the thanks of parliament as well as the Maria See also:
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 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most likely date is 1 May 1769.
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 Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, a red chalk drawing over graphite
Study for an equestrian portrait of the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)
This drawing was the basis of several finished oil portraits of the 1st Duke of Wellington which Goya painted following the British general's victory over the French at Salamanca on 23 July 1812, during the Peninsular War (1808-14).
These include an equestrian portrait of Wellington (now in Apsley House, London), which was first shown in Madrid at the Real Academia in September of that year, and a lively bust portrait, now at the National Gallery, London.
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 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington by James Lonsdale, 1815
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington by James Lonsdale, 1815
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 NPG 218; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
NPG 218; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H OHE.
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 Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of
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