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

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
Facts and Events
Name Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Gender Male
Birth? 25 Jun 1900
Marriage to Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma
Death? 27 Aug 1979
Reference Number? Q157068?


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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) was a British Royal Navy officer and statesman, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. During the Second World War, he was Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command (1943–1946). He was the last Viceroy of India (1947) and the first Governor-General of independent India (1947–1948).

From 1954 to 1959, Mountbatten 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, his grandson Nicholas, and two others were assassinated by a bomb set by members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, hidden aboard his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland.

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  1.   Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.