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Encyclopedia > William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford

William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford (October 2, 1768January 8, 1854), British soldier and politician. October 2nd is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


A general in the British Army and a marshal in the Portuguese army, who fought with the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War and in 1828 held the office of master-general of the ordnance in Wellington's first ministry. The Most Noble Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, PC, FRS (1 May 1769–14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman, widely considered one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century. ... The Peninsular War (1808–1814) (It is known in Spain as War of Independence) was a major conflict during the Napoleonic Wars, fought in the Iberian Peninsula with Spanish, Portuguese, and the British forces fighting against the French. ... 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The most notable action in which Beresford held independent command, during the Peninsular War, occurred in 1811 when a combined Anglo-Portuese and Spanish army under his command as a Portuguese field-marshal, intercepted a French army commanded by Marshal Nicolas Soult who had been ordered by Marshal Auguste Marmont to move to protect Badajoz. After the bloody Battle of Albuera the French were forced to retreat. 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A Field Marshal (sometimes incorrectly spelled Marshall) is a military officer of the highest rank, one step above a full General or Colonel General. ... Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, marshal of France Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, duc de Dalmatie (March 29, 1760 - November 26, 1851), generalissimo of France, was born at Saint-Arnans-la-Bastide (now in department of the Tarn), and was the son of a country notary at that place. ... Auguste Frédéric Louis Viesse de Marmont, Marshal of France Auguste Frédéric Louis Viesse de Marmont, duke of Ragusa (July 20, 1774 - July 22, 1852), marshal of France, was born at Châtillon-sur-Seine. ... Badajoz (formerly Badajos), the capital of the Spanish province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, is situated close to the Portuguese frontier, on the left bank of the river Guadiana, and the Madrid-Lisbon railway. ... The Battle of Albuera was a battle of the Peninsular War which took place on May 16, 1811, at Albuera, about 12 miles south of Badajoz between the French Army, under the command of Field Marshal Soult, and an Allied force of British, Spanish, and Portuguese troops. ...


References

  • ISBN 0952293072, The Fatal Hill: The Allied Campaign under Beresford in Southern Spain in 1811, Mark Sunderland, Thompson Publishing, London 2002, Long Review

External links

  • http://53.1911encyclopedia.org/B/BE/BERESFORD_WILLIAM_CARR_BERESFORD_VISCOUNT.htm

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William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (235 words)
William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford GCB GCH (October 2, 1768 – January 8, 1854), British soldier and politician.
A general in the British Army and a marshal in the Portuguese army, who fought with the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War and in 1828 held the office of master-general of the ordnance in Wellington's first ministry.
The most notable action in which Beresford held independent command, during the Peninsular War, occurred in 1811 when a combined Anglo-Portuguese and Spanish army under his command as a Portuguese field-marshal, intercepted a French army commanded by Marshal Nicolas Soult who had been ordered by Marshal Auguste Marmont to move to protect Badajoz.
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D'Urban was born in Halesworth, and joined the British Army in 1793, enlisting as a cornet in the Queen's Bays at the age of sixteen.
He made rapid progress in the Army and distinguished himself in the Peninsular War where he was quarter master general and chief of staff to William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford.
Although he was popular with the colonists, his treatment of the Africans disturbed the missionaries and humanitarians, who had great influence with Charles Grant, 1st Baron Glenelg, the colonial secretary.
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