Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (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 of the United Kingdom.
His journals Two volumes of Private Correspondence with the 2nd Duke of Wellington and other Distinguished Contemporaries were published in 1861. Styles. 3 February 1807 – 26 August 1809: Arthur Richard Wellesley, Esq. 26 August 1809 – 28 February 1812: Hon. Arthur Richard Wellesley, Esq. 28 February 1812 – 3 May 1814: Lord Douro
In Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellington: Role in the cabinet of Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellington Ireland’s problem, formulating it as a basic dilemma: political violence would end only after the Catholics’ claim to sit in Parliament, known as Catholic Emancipation, had been granted; yet the Protestant Ascendancy, or establishment, must be preserved.