16 de nov. de 2023 · Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellington, Irish-born commander of the British army during the Napoleonic Wars and later prime minister of Great Britain (1828–30). He gained military prominence in India, won successes in the Peninsular War in Spain, and triumphed over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS ( né Wesley; 1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish statesman, soldier, and British Tory politician who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Duke of Wellington (1769 – 1852) Anglo-Irish military commander and British politician. Wellington was the commander of British forces that defeated Napoleon, at the Battle of Waterloo – effectively ending Napoleon’s dominance of Europe. He later served as British Prime Minister.
The title was created in 1814 for Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington (1769–1852; born as The Hon. Arthur Wesley), the Anglo-Irish military commander who is best known for leading the decisive victory with Field Marshal von Blücher over Napoleon 's forces at Waterloo in Brabant (now Walloon Brabant, Belgium ).
17 de fev. de 2011 · Early life Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), was probably Britain's greatest military commander, but he was also perhaps one of her worst prime ministers. Fortunately his...
4 de dez. de 2023 · Arthur Wellesley was extraordinary. Victorious general, Prime Minister and 'Iron’ Duke of Wellington. Trace the story of his incredible life.
A leading political and military figure of the 19th century, the Duke of Wellington is best remembered for his defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815. As a general, he was renowned for his stunning defensive skills. His battle plans are still studied in military academies today. View this object