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  1. Catherine Sarah Dorothea Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington ( née Pakenham; 14 January 1773 – 24 April 1831), known before her marriage as Kitty Pakenham, was the wife of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington . Early life [ edit] Catherine Pakenham was born on 14 January 1773 in Dublin, Ireland.

    • Catherine Sarah Dorothea Pakenham, 14 January 1773, Dublin, Ireland
    • 24 April 1831 (aged 58), Apsley House, London, England
  2. After the death of her paternal grandfather, Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, in 2014, her father succeeded him as the 9th Duke of Wellington, the 9th Prince of Waterloo, the 9th Duke of Victoria, and the 10th Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo. As such, she is part of the British, Belgian, Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish nobility.

  3. The duke’s inner circle Wellington and his wife Kitty had been a love match from his life back home in Ireland, before he had served with the British Army in India, from 1797–1805. The couple had married upon his return, having not seen each other or spoken to each other for eight years.

    • Ellie Cawthorne
    • Marriage with Kitty Pakenham
    • Seeking Comfort Abroad
    • Harriet Arbuthnot
    • The Widowed Duke of Wellington and Women

    As a young man in Ireland, the future Duke of Wellington was already catching ladies’ eyes. Wellington first courted Catherine (Kitty) Pakenhamin Dublin in 1792. He was a debt-ridden 23-year-old captain of light dragoons. Kitty was the 19-year-old daughter of the Earl of Longford, an Irish peer. She was pretty, with a sweet disposition, and she and...

    From 1808 to 1814, the Duke of Wellington was abroad, leading the fight against Napoleon’s forces in Spain and Portugal. He did not deprive himself of female company. In 1810, he was said to publicly keep a mistress at headquarters. In April 1814, Napoleon was defeated and exiled to Elba. Wellington became the British ambassador to France, now rule...

    In 1818, the Duke of Wellington returned to England. He had a brief affair with Charlotte Greville, daughter of the Duke of Portland, in whose administration Wellington had served a decade earlier. Her husband soon persuaded her to give up the romance, but she and Wellington remained close friends and her son Algernon became Wellington’s private se...

    Kitty died on April 24, 1831, at Apsley House. During her final illness, Wellington was at her side. On one occasion, after being called to Kitty’s room, he returned with his face showing signs of emotion. After Kitty’s death, Wellington withdrew from social life for a month. He wrote to Harriet Arbuthnot: “I walk, play at tennis and ride and read ...

  4. Lady Anne Culling Smith (née Wellesley, previously FitzRoy; 13 March 1768 - 16 December 1844) was the sister of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. She was born Lady Anne Wesley, the only daughter of Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington , and Anne Hill , daughter of Arthur Hill-Trevor, 1st Viscount Dungannon .

  5. 14 de jan. de 2019 · Catherine Sarah Dorothea Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington was commonly known as Kitty Pakenham. She was born in Dublin, Ireland on 14 January 1773 to Edward Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford and Catherine Rowley. She became “The Honourable Catherine Pakenham” when her father succeeded as the 2nd Baron Longford three years after her birth.