William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford

The Viscount Beresford
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Lord Beresford by Sir William Beechey
Born2 October 1768 (1768-10-02)
Bedgebury, Kent, England
Died8 January 1854 (1854-01-09) (aged 85)
Kilndown, Kent, England
BuriedChrist Church, Kilndown (51°05′27″N 0°25′37″E / 51°05′27″N 0°25′37″E / Christ Church))
Allegiance Kingdom of Great Britain
 British Empire
 Kingdom of Portugal
Service/branchArmy
Years of service1785–1830
RankGeneral (UK)
Field marshal (Portugal)
Commands heldMaster-General of the Ordnance
Battles/warsWar of the First Coalition
The Egyptian Campaign
Anglo-Spanish War
Peninsular War
Other workGovernor of Jersey
Governor of Royal Military Academy

General William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, 1st Marquis of Campo Maior, GCB, GCH, PC (d/; 2 October 1768 – 8 January 1854) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and politician. A general in the British Army and a Marshal in the Portuguese Army, he fought alongside The Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War and held the office of Master-General of the Ordnance in 1828 in Wellington's first ministry.