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  1. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington quote: ... Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Creative Commons. Born: May 1, 1769. Died: September 14, 1852 (aged 83)

  2. At the Duchess of Richmond's ball (15 June 1815), as quoted in Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places (1896) by Archibald Forbes, quotes Captain Bowles account and citing the Letters of the First Earl of Malmesbury. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington quote: Napoleon has humbugged me, by God; he has gained twenty-four hours' march on me.

  3. 22 de jul. de 2017 · Perhaps the most successful general in British history, Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, enjoyed his greatest tactical triumph on a dusty Spanish field at Salamanca in 1812. There, as one eyewitness wrote, he “defeated an army of 40,000 men in 40 minutes” and opened the road towards the liberation of Madrid in a victory that helped ...

  4. 16 de ago. de 2020 · Biography. Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington is today more famous as a soldier than as a politician. In fact, as the Prime Minister, he was known for his measures to repress reform, and his ...

  5. Scene showing cavalry about to charge at the Battle of Waterloo It has been a damned nice thing—the nearest run thing you ever saw.. With these words the Duke of Wellington summed up the fierce and bloody battle which on 18 June 1815 saw the final defeat of Napoleonic France near the village of Waterloo, ten miles south of Brussels.

  6. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Quote. The history of a battle, is not unlike the history of a ball. Some individuals may recollect all the little events of which the great result is the battle won or lost, but no individual can recollect the order in which, or the exact moment at which, they occurred, which makes all the difference as ...