Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, was born in Dublin and spent his childhood in Trim where he received his early education. He served as a member of the Corporation and later as a Member of Parliament representing Trim. Wellington had been noted for his military prowess; he defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo and went on to become Prime Minister of England in 1828. A statue on a pillar in Trim erected in 1817 commemorates him.The Wellington Testimonial Monument in the Phoenix Park and busts in Trinity College and the National Gallery are all dedicated to his memory.
Phoenix Park, Dublin City