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Arthur Wesley known as the Duke of Wellington accomplished many great goals as a military commander He won many battles and he also defeated one of the great military leader of all time Napoleon Bonaparte in the battle of Waterloo He supported policies which he disapproved and he would fight for the country whether he liked it or not Arthur Wesley was born on May 1 1979 in Dublin to the first Earl of Mornington As a child he attended Eton school and later he went on to a military academy in France At the age of eighteen he was commissioned and became lieutenant colonel of the thirty-third foot He was then sent to fight in India where he commanded a division against Tipu Sultan He also became governor of Mysore 1799 and commander in chief against the Marathas With his success Arthur then returned to England in 1805 with a knighthood After Wellingtons arrival he was given new assignments which he disapproved He had a long journey to Hanover followed by a brigade in Hastings Although he had no interests in these assignments he felt he must serve whenever duty required I am nimmukwallah as we say in the East that is I have ate the kings salt and therefore I conceive it to be my duty to serve with unhesitating zeal and cheerfulness when and wherever the king or his government may think properly to employ me After his tasks Wellington went on a brief military expedition in Copenhagen and defeated a small Danish force which made the Danes firm allies with Napoleon In 1808 Portuguese rose against Napoloen and Wellington was ordered to support them Wellingtons first defeat was against General Andoche Junots columns at Vimiero Wellington was then sent back to Ireland as chief secretary After the British evacuated Spain Wellington persuaded the British government to let him back into
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