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Wellesley [formerly Wesley], Arthur, first duke of Wellington (1769-1852), army officer and prime minister

Norman Gash

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/29001
Wellesley [formerly Wesley], Arthur, first duke of Wellington (1769-1852), army officer and prime minister

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Childhood and early military career | Early Indian campaigns, 1797-1802 | Defeat of the Marathas, 1802-1805 | Return to England and marriage, 1806-1807 | Chief secretary for Ireland, 1807-1808 | The Peninsular War: Vimeiro and the convention of Cintra | The Peninsular War: Talavera | The Peninsular War: Busaco, Almeida, and Badajoz | Campaigning in Spain, 1812 | The liberation of Spain, 1812-1814 | Aspects of Wellington's generalship, 1808-1814 | Paris and Vienna, 1814-1815 | Preparing to face Napoleon | Preparations for Waterloo | The battle of Waterloo, 18 June 1815 | Occupation of France, 1815-1818 | Private life, 1818-1835 | Cabinet minister, 1818-1827 | Declining to serve under Canning, 1827 | Prime minister, 1828-1830 | Foreign affairs | Domestic affairs | Catholic emancipation | Disintegration of the government | The crisis of reform, 1831-1832 | Conservative statesman, 1833-1846 | Commander-in-chief and other appointments, 1820-1852 | Chancellor of Oxford University | Other offices | Character and personality | Physical characteristics, illnesses, and death | Retrospect

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