Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

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Admiral of the Fleet The Right Honourable
The Earl Mountbatten of Burma
KG GCB OM GCSI GCIE GCVO DSO PC FRS
Governor General of India
In office
15 August 1947 – 21 June 1948
Monarch George VI
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
Preceded by Himself (Viceroy of India)
Succeeded by Chakravarti Rajagopalachari
Viceroy of India
In office
12 February 1947 – 15 August 1947
Monarch George VI
Preceded by The Viscount Wavell
Succeeded by Himself (Governor General of India)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Governor General of Pakistan)
Personal details
Born Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten
25 June 1900
Frogmore House, Windsor, Berkshire
Died 27 August 1979(1979-08-27) (aged 79)
Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Republic of Ireland
Spouse(s) Edwina Ashley
Children Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma
Lady Pamela Hicks
Alma mater Christ's College, Cambridge
Profession Admiral of the Fleet
Religion Anglicanism
Military service
Nickname(s) Dickie
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1913-1965
Rank Admiral of the Fleet
Commands HMS Daring (1934)
HMS Wishart (1934-1936)
HMS Kelly (1939-1941)
HMS Illustrious (Aug.-Oct 1941)
Chief of Combined Operations (1941-1943)
Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command (1943-1946)
Commander, cruiser squadron, Mediterranean Fleet (1948-1950)
Fourth Sea Lord (1950-1952)
Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet (1952-1954)
First Sea Lord (1955-1959)
Chief of the Defence Staff (1959-1965)
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight of the Garter
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Order of Merit
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Distinguished Service Order

Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG GCB OM GCSI GCIE GCVO DSO PC FRS (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.

In 1979 Mountbatten, along with three other people, including a grandson Nicholas, was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), who planted a bomb in his fishing boat, the Shadow V, at Mullaghmore, County Sligo, in Ireland.[1]

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