Mountbatten, Lord Louis

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Name
Mountbatten, Lord Louis Gender: M
Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten
born on 25 June 1900 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Windsor, England, 51n29, 0w38
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Holliday
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°12' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 10°50 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 28°14'



Lord Louis Mountbatten

Biography

British military man, a member of the British royal family, and in 1955, the First Lord of Great Britain.

Born Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, he was the fourth child of Prince Louis of Battenberg and his wife, Princess Victoria of Hesse-Darmstadt, granddaughter of Britain’s Queen Victoria. In 1913, he joined the Royal Navy, and during World War I, he served as a midshipman. Anti-German sentiment was steadily increasing, so his father anglicized the family name to Mountbatten during 1917. In 1919, he matriculated at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, and many years later, he was elected an Honorary Fellow, 1946. He received much of his education at Osborne and Dartmouth Royal Navy Colleges, and in 1921, he became aide-de-camp to the Prince of Wales. Quickly progressing in rank, he was promoted to captain in 1932, and one year later, he qualified as an interpreter in both French and German.

At the onset of World War II, Lord Mountbatten was put in command of the 5th Destroyer Flotilla, and in April 1941, he was named Chief of Combined Operations, a position he held until 1943. From 1943-46, he was the Supreme Allied Commander of the Southeast Asia Command; while this appointment brought both criticism and charges of nepotism, Mountbatten drove the Japanese forces out of Burma and forced them to surrender in Malaya in 1945. After an illustrious World War II career, he became the last British Viceroy of India from March to August 1947 and participated in the final diplomatic negotiations to create independence for India and Pakistan. Afterward, he served as India’s Governor-General until 1948. He also had the title of First Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

In 1955, he became the First Sea Lord, and a year later, he was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet, the highest rank in the Royal Navy. Lord Mountbatten became Chief of the Defense Staff in 1959, a position he held until 1965 when he retired. He was appointed governor of the Isle of Wight, and in 1974, he was made Lord Lieutenant.

In 1922, he married Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley at St. Margaret’s in Westminster; his wife died in 1960.

Reportedly a target of terrorists affiliated with the Irish Republican Army, Lord Mountbatten died when a bomb blew up his fishing boat off the Irish coast on 8/27/1979.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • friend relationship with Coward, Noel (born 16 December 1899)
  • other kin relationship with Knatchbull, Timothy (born 18 November 1964). Notes: Twin grandson

Events

  • Death by Homicide 29 August 1979 (Bomb blew up fishing boat, age 79)
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Source Notes

Dana Holliday quotes "Mountbatten's Years in Pictures," published 1979 by Viking Press. Diana Rosenberg has the same data from Philip Zeigler, "Mountbatten," "born at Home Park, Windsor Castle."

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fourth child)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Bomb)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Governor/General of India)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Viceroy of India)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Britain)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection

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