British military leader and prime minister (1828-1830). The duke of Wellington was born Arthur Wesley (after 1798, Wellesley) to an Anglo-Irish family in Ireland. His father was Garret Wesley, first earl of Mornington, and his mother was Anne Hill, daughter of Viscount Dungannon. The family attached little importance to Arthur’s education. He attended a preparatory school before going to Eton for two years. After his father’s death in 1781, his mother decided that young Wellesley should... więcej
Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2020. 4p.