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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[?].



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