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Members of the Wellesley Family

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List of the members of the Wellesley family, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the names of each famous person in the Wellesley family, along with information like where each person was born. If you're doing research on historic members of the Wellesley family, then this list is the perfect jumping off point for finding out which notable people are included. The Wellesley family has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the Wellesley family.

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  • Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
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    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime Minister. He won a notable victory against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Wellesley was born in Dublin into the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland. He was commissioned as an ensign in the British Army in 1787, serving in Ireland as aide-de-camp to two successive Lords Lieutenant of Ireland. He was also elected as a Member of Parliament in the Irish House of Commons. He was a colonel by 1796 and saw action in the Netherlands and in India, where he fought in...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1769-1852)
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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  • Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
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    Richard Colley Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley, (20 June 1760 – 26 September 1842) was an Irish and British politician and colonial administrator. He was styled as Viscount Wellesley until 1781, when he succeeded his father as 2nd Earl of Mornington. In 1799, he was granted the Irish peerage title of Marquess Wellesley. He first made his name as Governor-General of Bengal between 1798 and 1805, and he later served as Foreign Secretary in the British Cabinet and as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He was the eldest son of The 1st Earl of Mornington, an Irish peer, and Anne, the eldest daughter of The 1st Viscount Dungannon. His younger brother, Arthur, was Field Marshal The 1st Duke of...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1760-1842)
    • Birthplace: County Meath, Republic of Ireland
  • Henry Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley
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    Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley, (17 June 1804 – 15 July 1884), known as The Lord Cowley between 1847 and 1857, was a British diplomat. He served as British Ambassador to France between 1852 and 1867....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1804-1884)
    • Birthplace: London postal district, W postcode area, Mayfair, London, Eurasia
  • Catherine Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington
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    Catherine Sarah Dorothea Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (née Pakenham; 14 January 1773 – 24 April 1831) was the wife of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. She was commonly known before her marriage as Kitty Pakenham....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 58 (1773-1831)
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland