Authorised form of nameWellesley; Arthur (1769 - 1852); 1st Duke of Wellington
Dates1769 - 1852
Place of birth24 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, Ireland
Date of birth29 April 1769
Place of deathWalmer Castle, Kent
Date of death14 September 1852
Dates and placesBurial:
Beside Lord Nelson, St Paul's Cathedral, London
Eton; Brussels; Angers Military Academy
Entered the British Army; Lieutenant of Foot (1787); Lieutenant Colonel (1793-1806); commanded the 33rd Foot in India (1797-1804); Colonel (1806-1813); MP for Rye; Irish Secretary (1807); Lieutenant General (1808); Commander in Chief, Peninsular War (1809); Field Marshal (1813); received a grant of £400,000 from Parliament (1814); commanded British troops at Waterloo (1815); Commander in Chief, joint army of occupation, France; returned to England (1818); Master General of the Ordnance; Prime Minister (1828-1830 and 1834); organised the army against the Chartists, London (1848); buried in state
KB 1804; Baron & Viscount Wellington 1809; Earl 1812; Marquess 1812; KG 1813; Duke 1814
Athenaeum (Founder member 1824)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election25/11/1847
RelationshipsSon of Garret, 1st Earl of Mornington and his wife Anne, daughter of Arthur Hill, 1st Viscount Dungannon; married (10 April 1806) Catherine Sarah Dorothea, daughter of Edward Michael Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Date of birth given by his mother as 01 May 1769 and by his nurse as 06 March 1769 at Dangan Castle, County Meath; May edition of 'Exshaw's Gentleman's Magazine' gives 29 April 1769. Christened at St Peter's Church, Dublin, 30 April 1769 (church Registry). The Dublin Gazette (24 May 1769) gives birthplace as Merrion Street.
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 1. 1731-1847' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 307-332
Royal Society codeNA6604
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/426/307Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Duke of Wellington [Arthur Wellesley]14 January 1848
MS/426/473Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Duke of Norfolk [Henry Charles Howard]29 October 1852
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