Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

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Admiral of the Fleet The Right Honourable
The Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Governor General of India
In office
15 August 1947 – 21 June 1948
MonarchGeorge VI
Prime MinisterJawaharlal Nehru
Preceded byHimself (Viceroy of India)
Succeeded byChakravarti Rajagopalachari
Viceroy of India
In office
12 February 1947 – 15 August 1947
MonarchGeorge VI
Preceded byThe Viscount Wavell
Succeeded byHimself (Governor General of India)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Governor General of Pakistan)
Personal details
BornLouis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten
(1900-06-25)25 June 1900
Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Died27 August 1979(1979-08-27) (aged 79)
Mullaghmore, Ireland
Spouse(s)Edwina Ashley
ChildrenPatricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma
Lady Pamela Hicks
Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge
ProfessionAdmiral of the Fleet
AwardsKnight 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
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service1913-1965
RankAdmiral of the Fleet
CommandsHMS 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/warsWorld War I
World War II

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "BRITAIN: A Nation Mourns Its Loss". TIME. 10 September 1979. Retrieved 20 September 2012.

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