Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington was a highly political figure during 19th Century Britain, having served Prime Minister twice. He's most noted for his victory over Napoleon in the battle of Waterloo in 1815.
Born in Dublin, Ireland in the Protestant Ascendancy from Anglo-Irish aristocracy 1st May, 1769. He was commissioned at age 18 in the British Army as an ensign in 1787. He was also elected as a member of Parliament in the Irish House of Commons. By the late 18th Century, he had risen from a colonel to a major general. Following the years of the Napoleonic Wars, he gained reputation for having never lost a single military battle. After defeating Napoleon in the battle of Waterloo, he was granted dukedom for service. He died September 14th, 1852 from a series of strokes.
We Happy FewEdit
The people of Wellington Wells idolizes him for his military skills and is used as a tool of political propaganda such as General Byng, who convinces Harry Haworth to make a new drug (Joy) to calm the city's population after the German Occupation. Portraits of him are seen throughout Wellington Wells. A statue of him is found in the Garden District with a traffic cone on his head. The name of Wellington Wells may have been named after him in his honour.