April 29

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1769 Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellington (‘the Iron Duke’), soldier, politician and prime minister (1828–30), born at Mornington House, 24 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, the fourth son of Garrett Wellesley, 1st earl of Mornington.
  • 1917 Following the disaster of the second Battle of the Aisne that month, almost half of the French infantry divisions on the Western Front mutinied.
  • 1916 The Easter Rising ended after six days.
  • 1901 James Stephens, chief founder of the Fenian Brotherhood, died.
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