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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

1769 - 1852

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as prime minister. He ended the Napoleonic Wars when he defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Wellesley was born in Dublin into the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington has received more than 4,134,124 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 875th most popular politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ranks 870 out of 14,801Before him are Justinian II, Christian I of Denmark, Himiko, Shaka, Yitzhak Shamir, and Farouk of Egypt. After him are Sukjong of Joseon, Władysław III of Poland, Mindaugas, Tullus Hostilius, Scipio Aemilianus, and Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein.

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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, Georges Cuvier, and Michel Ney. After him are Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Jean Lannes, Ivan Krylov, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, André-Jacques Garnerin, and William Smith. Among people deceased in 1852, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ranks 5Before him are Nikolai Gogol, Louis Braille, Friedrich Fröbel, and Ada Lovelace. After him are 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 13 out of 366Before him are Robert Boyle (1627), Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), Francis Bacon (1909), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), and Peter O'Toole (1932). After him are Michael Gambon (1940), W. B. Yeats (1865), Anne Bonny (1702), Pierce Brosnan (1953), William Rowan Hamilton (1805), and Laurence Sterne (1713).

Among POLITICIANS In Ireland

Among politicians born in Ireland, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington ranks 2Before him are Edmund Burke (1729). After him are Michael Collins (1890), Michael D. Higgins (1941), Harald Gille (1103), Causantín mac Cináeda (836), Brian Boru (941), George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449), Edmund the Martyr (841), Malcolm II of Scotland (954), Mary Robinson (1944), and Eystein II of Norway (1125).

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