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Há 2 dias · Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS ( né Wesley; 1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was a British statesman, soldier, and 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.
Há 5 dias · 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.
Há 18 horas · For most of us Wellington equals Waterloo. But Waterloo was one peak only in the career of this phenomenal man, and it is the achievement of this major biography that it reveals the subtlety and full variety of Wellington's genius as well as the fascinating complexity of England in his time.He was born Arthur Wesley, third son of the Earl of Mornington, in 1769--the same year as Napoleon.
11 de fev. de 2024 · This section reviews Wellington’s contribution to the British, Portuguese, and Spanish victory in the Peninsular War, arguing that although Wellington does not deserve all the credit for allied success in Iberia, his was a central contribution.