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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

1769 - 1852

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Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (né Wesley; 1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish military officer and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures in Britain during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, serving twice as British prime minister. He is among the commanders who ended the Napoleonic Wars in a victory when the Seventh Coalition defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Wellesley was born into a Protestant Ascendancy family in Ireland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington has received more than 7,839,972 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 79 in 2019). Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington is the 633rd most popular politician (up from 793rd in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 12th in 2019) and the most popular Irish Politician.

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, is most famous for defeating Napoleon Bonaparte in the Battle of Waterloo.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ranks 633 out of 19,576Before him are Ptolemy II Philadelphus, Thutmose I, James VI and I, James Madison, Philip I of France, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner. After him are Franjo Tuđman, Hafez al-Assad, Henry I of France, Árpád, Charles I of Anjou, and Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1769, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ranks 6Before him are Napoleon, Alexander von Humboldt, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Michel Ney, and Georges Cuvier. After him are Jean Lannes, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ivan Krylov, André-Jacques Garnerin, and Thomas Lawrence. Among people deceased in 1852, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ranks 4Before him are Nikolai Gogol, Louis Braille, and Ada Lovelace. After him are Friedrich Fröbel, Henry Clay, Auguste de Marmont, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Johan Gadolin, Karl Bryullov, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, and Vasily Zhukovsky.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ranks 10 out of 549Before him are Robert Boyle (1627), George Bernard Shaw (1856), George Berkeley (1685), Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), and Francis Bacon (1909). After him are Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), Pierce Brosnan (1953), Richard Harris (1930), and William Rowan Hamilton (1805).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ranks 1After him are Edmund Burke (1729), Michael D. Higgins (1941), Michael Collins (1890), Causantín mac Cináeda (836), Bertie Ahern (1951), Harald Gille (1103), George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449), Brian Cowen (1960), Mary Robinson (1944), Brian Boru (941), and Edmund the Martyr (841).