Encyclopedia > Duke of Wellington

  Article Content

Duke of Wellington

The title of Duke of Wellington and Marquess of Douro was bestowed upon Arthur Wellesley, 1st Marquess of Wellington on May 11, 1814.

Arthur Wellesley was born Arthur Wesley May 1, 1769 son of Garret Wesley, Earl of Mornington[?] in Dublin in Ireland. He adopted the spelling Wellesley in about May of 1798. He was created Baron Douro of Wellesley and Viscount Wellington of Talavera and of Wellington (September 4, 1809); Earl of Wellington (February 28, 1812); Marquess of Wellington October 4, 1812.

The current heir to the title is the 8th Duke's son currently styled Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley, Marquess of Douro[?].



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Shinnecock Hills, New York

... is spread out with 13.8% under the age of 18, 34.0% from 18 to 24, 17.6% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 24 ms