, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852), was an Irish
, and one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century. He is often referred to as the "Duke of Wellington", even after his death, when there have been subsequent Dukes of Wellington.
Wellington was commissioned as an ensign
in the British Army
I believe I forgot to tell you I was made a Duke.
Up Guards and at them again.
Hard pounding this, gentlemen; let's see who will pound longest.
My heart is broken by the terrible loss I have sustained in my old friends and companions and my poor soldiers. Believe me, nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.