1769-05-01

Arthur Wellesley was born in Dublin.

Arthur Wellesley was born in Dublin to the Earl and Countess of Mornington. Fatherless at an early age, and neglected by his mother, he was a reserved, withdrawn child.

He failed to shine at Eton, and instead attended private classes in Brussels, followed by a military school in Angers. Read Arthur Wellesley's biography in full.

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