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Arthur Wellesley, first duke of Wellington (1769–1852) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1815–16 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum


Wellesley [formerly Wesley], Arthur, first duke of Wellington (1769–1852), army officer and prime minister, was the third surviving son of Garret Wesley, first earl of Mornington (1735–1781), and his wife, Anne (1742–1831), eldest daughter of Arthur Hill, first Viscount Dungannon. The family name was altered from ...