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life of Arthur, first duke of Wellington

G. R Gleig

life of Arthur, first duke of Wellington

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Published by Longman,Green, Longman, and Roberts in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, -- Duke of, -- 1769-1852.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby G.R. Gleig.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 727 p., (16) leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages727
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20921401M

    Arthur Wellesley – better known as the Duke of Wellington, a title he was granted in – was born in Dublin on May 1, , the same year as Napoleon. He joined the British Army in and served in the Netherlands, India and Denmark before rising to prominence in the Peninsular War.


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Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellington, Irish-born commander of the British army during the Napoleonic Wars and later prime minister of Great Britain (–30). He gained military prominence in India, won successes in the Peninsular War in Spain, and triumphed over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.

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Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: law nor policy justified the published: 19 May, One among the world’s most legendary military leaders, Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington was perhaps the greatest of British soldiers in history.

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Duke of Wellington is a title in the Peerage of the United name derived from Wellington in Somerset, and the title was created in for Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington (–; 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 First holder: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington.

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