Person:Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1)

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Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
b.25 Jun 1900
d.27 Aug 1979
  1. Princess Alice of Battenburg1885 - 1969
  2. Louise Mountbatten1889 - 1965
  3. George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven1892 - 1938
  4. Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma1900 - 1979
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Name Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Gender Male
Birth? 25 Jun 1900
Death? 27 Aug 1979
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Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (born Prince Louis of Battenberg; 25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979) – known informally as Lord Mountbatten – was a British statesman and naval officer, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed to Elizabeth II. During the Second World War, he was Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia Command (1943–46). He was the last Viceroy of India (1947) and the first Governor-General of the independent Dominion of India (1947–48), from which the modern Republic of India was to emerge in 1950. From 1954 until 1959 he was First Sea Lord, a position that had been held by his father, Prince Louis of Battenberg, some forty years earlier. Thereafter he served as Chief of the Defence Staff until 1965, making him the longest serving professional head of the British Armed Forces to date. During this period Mountbatten also served as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee for a year.

In 1979, Mountbatten, along with three others, including his grandson Nicholas, was killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), who had placed a bomb in his fishing boat, the Shadow V, at Mullaghmore, County Sligo, in Ireland.

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