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Henry Wellesley, 3rd Duke of Wellington (Apsley Housemarker, 5 April 1846 – 8 June 1900, Strathfieldsayemarker) was the son of Lord Charles Wellesley and grandson of the 1st Duke of Wellington.

Between 1859 and 1865 he attended Etonmarker. He joined the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards as an ensign on 16 May, 1865, was promoted to major on 1 July, 1881, and retired from the service on 28 June, 1882. He unsuccessfully contested the Parliamentary constituency of Andover in 1868. He won the seat in 1874 and held on to it until 1880.

He succeeded his uncle as Duke of Wellington on 13 August, 1884. Subsequently, his sisters Victoria and Mary were granted the rank of daughters of a Duke. He was appointed honorary colonel of the Hampshire Artillery 22 November, 1884, and the 6th West York Militia on 10 April, 1886. He held both honours until his death. He was special ambassador to Spain for the funeral of Alfonso XII in 1885, and chairman of the Society for the Suppression of Mendicity.

Wellington died at the family home of Strathfieldsayemarker in 1900 and was buried there. He was succeeded by his brother, Arthur Charles.


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