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Arthur Wellesley

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Arthur Wellesley (1789-1852)

1842 Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, became an Honorary member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[1]

1853 Obituary [2]

ARTHUR WELLESLEY, DUKE OF WELLINGTON, Prince of Waterloo, Captain-General of Spain and Portugal, and Field-Marshal of Great Britain, and of seven other countries, was born (according to the most accredited authorities) on the 29th of April 1769, in Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, and after an unusually prolonged career of unceasing activity, as a warrior and a statesman, he terminated a life entirely devoted to the service of his country, on the 14th of September 1852, in the proud consciousness, that in his firm determination to perform his duty, under all circumstances, he enjoyed the sympathy and commanded the respect of his countrymen, beyond any other man of his day.....[much more]

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