Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), portrait painting by Thomas Lawrence, c. 1815-1816

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The Duke of Wellington is standing at half-length, wearing Field Marshal's uniform, with the Garter star and sash, the badge of the Golden Fleece, and a special badge ordered by the Prince Regent to be worn from 1815 by Knights Grand Cross of the Military Division of the Order of the Bath who were also Knights Companion of the Order of the Garter. A leading political and military figure of the 19th century, the Duke of Wellington is best remembered for his defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815. As a general, he was renowned for his stunning defensive skills. His battle plans are still studied in military academies today.
Location: Apsley House, UK