Definition of Wellington, 1st Duke of in English:

Wellington, 1st Duke of

proper noun

  • (1769–1852), British soldier and statesman; prime minister 1828–30 and 1834; born Arthur Wellesley; known as the Iron Duke. He served as commander of the British forces against Napoleon 1808–14 and defeated him at the Battle of Waterloo 1815, which ended the Napoleonic Wars.

Pronunciation:

Wellington, 1st Duke of

/ˈweliNGtən/