1st Duke of (Arthur Wellesley) 1769-1852; Brit. general & statesman, born in Ireland: prime minister (1828-30): called the Iron Duke
capital of New Zealand: seaport in S North Island, on Cook Strait: pop. 149,000
See Wellington in American Heritage Dictionary 4
The capital of New Zealand, on an inlet of Cook Strait in extreme southern North Island. It was founded in 1840 and supplanted Auckland as capital in 1865. Population: 398,000.
, First Duke of. Title of Arthur Wellesley. Known as “the Iron Duke.” 1769-1852.
British general and politician. Commander of British troops during the Peninsular War (1808-1814), he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo (1815), thus ending the Napoleonic Wars. As prime minister (1828-1830) he passed the Catholic Emancipation Act (1829).