Background and education. Wellesley was born at Harley Street, Marylebone, London, the eldest son of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and the Honourable Catherine Sarah Dorothea "Kitty" Pakenham, daughter of Edward Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852), was one of the leading British military and political figures of the 19th century.
30/05/2021 · Arthur Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington Napoleon has humbugged me, by God ; he has gained twenty-four hours' march on me. At the Duchess of Richmond's ball (15 June 1815), as quoted in Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places (1896) by Archibald Forbes , quotes Captain Bowles account and citing the Letters of the First Earl of Malmesbury .