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Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington

Birthdate: (99)
Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Kingdom of Italy
Death: December 31, 2014 (99)
Stratfield Saye House, Reading, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom (Natural causes)
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Son of Lt-Col. Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington and Dorothy Violet Wellesley (Ashton), Duchess of Wellington
Husband of Diana Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington
Father of Charles Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington; <private> Wellesley; <private> Wellesley; <private> Wellesley and <private> Wellesley

Occupation: Duke of Wellington
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About Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington

"Brigadier Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, KG LVO OBE MC DL (born 2 July 1915, died 31 Dec, 2014), styled Marquess of Douro between 1943 and 1972, is a senior British peer and a retired Brigadier in the British Army. He lost his membership of the House of Lords in the election under the House of Lords Act 1999. Apart from his British titles, he holds the hereditary titles of 8th Prince of Waterloo (Prins van Waterloo) of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, and 8th Duke of the Victory (Duque da Vitória) of the Kingdom of Portugal with its subsidiary titles Marquis of Torres Vedras (Marquês de Torres Vedras) and Count of Vimeiro (Conde de Vimeiro). These were granted to the first Duke as victory titles for his distinguished services as victorious commanding general in the Peninsular War (in Spain and Portugal), and at the Battle of Waterloo (in what is now Belgium). The 8th Duke of Wellington was also the 9th Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo (Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo) of the Kingdom of Spain, but on 10 March 2010 he ceded the Spanish Dukedom to his eldest child, Charles Wellesley, Marquess of Douro. In accordance with Spanish procedure, Lord Douro petitioned formal claim to the title with the Spanish authorities. King Juan Carlos of Spain, through his Minister, granted the succession of the dukedom to Charles, Marquess of Douro by Royal Decree on 21 May 2010, reported officially in the Official Bulletin of State for 12 June 2010." He died at Stratfield Saye, 31 Dec, 2014.





[S3] Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 154. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.

[S4] C.F.J. Hankinson, editor, DeBretts Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, 147th year (London, U.K.: Odhams Press, 1949), page 1099. Hereinafter cited as DeBretts Peerage, 1949.

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, pages 461-462. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 2, page 2970. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

[S105] Brain Tompsett, Royal Genealogical Data, online Hereinafter cited as Royal Genealogical Data.

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Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington's Timeline

July 2, 1915
Rome, Lazio, Kingdom of Italy
August 19, 1945
Age 30
Princess Christian Nursing Home, Windsor, Berkshire, England
December 31, 2014
Age 99
Reading, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom