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Arms of Dukes of Wellington
Arms of Dukes of Wellington

The Dukedom of Wellington, derived from Wellington in Somerset, is a hereditary title and the senior rank in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The first holder of the title was Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (17691852), the noted Irish-born British career officer and statesman, and unqualified references to the Duke of Wellington almost always refer to him. He is most famous for, together with Blücher, defeating Napoleon at Waterloo. The Wellesley family are, in origin, an Anglo-Irish aristocratic dynasty. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Map sources for Wellington, Somerset at grid reference ST1420 Wellington is a small industrial town in rural Somerset, England, situated seven miles south west of Taunton in the Taunton Deane district, near the border with Devon, which runs along the Blackdown Hills to the south of the town. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... The Peerage of the United Kingdom comprises most peerages created in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the Act of Union in 1801. ... Italic text His Grace Field Marshal the Most Noble Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (c. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher. ... Napoléon I, Emperor of the French (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, changed his name to Napoléon Bonaparte)[1] (15 August 1769; Ajaccio, Corsica – 5 May 1821; Saint Helena) was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from... Combatants French Empire Seventh Coalition: United Kingdom Prussia United Netherlands Hanover Nassau Brunswick Commanders Napoleon Bonaparte, Michel Ney Duke of Wellington, Gebhard von Blücher Strength 73,000 67,000 Anglo-Allies 60,000 Prussian (48,000 engaged by about 18:00) Casualties 25,000 killed or wounded 7,000...


History

The titles of Duke of Wellington and Marquess Douro were bestowed upon Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington, on May 11, 1814. The subsidiary titles of the Duke of Wellington are: Marquess of Wellington (1812), Marquess Douro (1814), Earl of Mornington (1760 - but only inherited by the Dukes of Wellington in 1863), Earl of Wellington (1812), Viscount Wellesley (1760 - inherited in 1863), Viscount Wellington (1809), Baron Mornington (1746 - also inherited in 1863), and Baron Douro (1809). The Viscountcy of Wellesley and the Barony and Earldom of Mornington are in the Peerage of Ireland; the rest are in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. Italic text His Grace Field Marshal the Most Noble Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (c. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... The title Earl of Mornington was created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1760 for Garret Wellesley. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... The title Earl of Mornington was created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1760 for Garret Wellesley. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... The title Earl of Mornington was created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1760 for Garret Wellesley. ... // Events Catharine de Ricci (born 1522) canonized. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Peerage of Ireland the term used for those peers created by British monarchs in their capacity as Lord or King of Ireland. ... The Peerage of the United Kingdom comprises most peerages created in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the Act of Union in 1801. ...


The Dukes of Wellington also hold the foreign titles of Prince of Waterloo (Orange dynasty's United Kingdom of the Netherlands, after the battle field in the part that would became Belgium, 1815), Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain, 1812), Duque de Vitória ("Duke of the Victory" -- Portugal 1812) and Marquês de Torres Vedras ("Marquis of Torres Vedras" -- Portugal, 1812) and Conde de Vimeiro ("Count of Vimeiro" -- Portugal, 1811). These were conferred on the first Duke as victory titles for his distinguished services as victorious commanding general in the Peninsular War (in Spain and Portugal) and at the Battle of Waterloo. The title Prince of Waterloo is retained by the Dukes of Wellington. ... The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Limburg in 1839 1, 2 and 3 United Kingdom of the Netherlands (until 1830) 1 and 2 Kingdom of the Netherlands (after 1830) 2 Duchy of Limburg (In the German Confederacy after 1839 as compensation for Waals-Luxemburg) 3 and 4 Kingdom of Belgium (after... April 5-12: Mount Tambora explodes, changing climate. ... The Spanish title of Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo was conferred on the British General Arthur Wellesley, 1st Viscount Wellington in January 1812. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... For the US Federal Agent designation, see Special agent. ... A victory title is an honorific title adopted by a successful military commander to commemorate his defeat of an enemy nation. ... For the 1862 American Civil War campaign, see Peninsula Campaign. ... Combatants French Empire Seventh Coalition: United Kingdom Prussia United Netherlands Hanover Nassau Brunswick Commanders Napoleon Bonaparte, Michel Ney Duke of Wellington, Gebhard von Blücher Strength 73,000 67,000 Anglo-Allies 60,000 Prussian (48,000 engaged by about 18:00) Casualties 25,000 killed or wounded 7,000...


The family seat is Stratfield Saye, near Basingstoke, Hampshire. Apsley House, in London, is now owned by English Heritage, although the family retain an apartment there. Stratfield Saye House, at Stratfield Saye on the border of Hampshire and Berkshire in England, has been the home of the Dukes of Wellington since 1817. ... , Basingstoke is a town in northeast Hampshire, UK. It lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wellington Museum, Somerset. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The standard of English Heritage English Heritage is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ...


List of Dukes of Wellington (1814)

1st Duke of Wellington
1st Duke of Wellington

The current heir-apparent to the title is the 8th Duke's son Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley, Marquess of Douro (b. August 19, 1945). Image File history File links 1st duke of Wellington unofficial photo of part of a painting on display in the Duke of Wellingtons Regimental Headquarters. ... Image File history File links 1st duke of Wellington unofficial photo of part of a painting on display in the Duke of Wellingtons Regimental Headquarters. ... Italic text His Grace Field Marshal the Most Noble Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (c. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington (19 July 1735–22 May 1781) was an Irish politician and composer, best known today for fathering several distinguished British politicians. ... The Most Noble Arthur Richard Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington (3 February 1807 - 13 August 1884) was the son and successor to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. ... Year 1807 (MDCCCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Henry Wellesley, 3rd Duke of Wellington (5 April 1846 - 8 June 1900) was the grandson of the 1st Duke and nephew of the 2nd Duke. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... The Most Noble Sir Arthur Charles Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington (March 15, 1849 - June 18, 1934) was an English soldier. ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arthur Charles Wellesley, 5th Duke of Wellington (June 9, 1876 – December 11, 1941) was the son of the 4th Duke, Colonel Arthur Charles Wellesley and Kathleen Bulkeley Williams. ... Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Henry Valerian George Wellesley, 6th Duke of Wellington (b. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington, KG (August 21, 1885 - January 4, 1972) was a British diplomat. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brigadier Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, KG, LVO, OBE, MC, DL, (born 2 July 1915), is a British peer and a retired Brigadier in the British Army. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley, Marquess of Douro (born August 19, 1945) is the son and heir of Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ...


His son and heir-apparent is Arthur Gerald Wellesley, Earl of Mornington (b. January 31, 1978). Mornington is in the west of County Meath in the Republic of Ireland. Arthur Gerald Wellesley, Earl of Mornington (born 31 January 1978) is the son of Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley, Marquess of Douro, and future heir to Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Lord Douro has chosen to use the style "Marquess of Douro", even though the peerage held by his father is "Marquess Douro". A courtesy title is a form of address in systems of nobility used by children, former wives and other close relatives of a peer. ... The Dukedom of Wellington is a hereditary title and the senior Dukedom in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ...


External links

  • Duke of Wellington's Regiment
  • An Online Gotha - Wellington

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Duke of Wellington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (304 words)
The Dukedom of Wellington, derived from Wellington in Somerset, is a hereditary title and the senior Dukedom in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The titles of Duke of Wellington and Marquess Douro were bestowed upon Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington, on May 11, 1814.
The Dukes of Wellington also hold the foreign titles of Prince of Waterloo (The Netherlands, 1815), Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain, 1812), Duque de Vitoria and Marquês de Torres Vedras (Portugal, 1812) and Conde de Vimeiro (Portugal,1811).
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