Mountbatten, Lord Louis
|Birthname||L. 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)|
|Astrology data||03°12' 10°50 Asc. 28°14'|
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. He was the last Viceroy of India and the first governor-general of independent India.
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 1943-1946, 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 27 August 1979.
- associate relationship with Gandhi, Mohandas (born 2 October 1869)
- associate relationship with Nation: India (Independence) (born 15 August 1947). Notes: Governor-General, 1947–1948
- associate relationship with Nehru, Jawaharlal (born 14 November 1889)
- friend relationship with Cartland, Barbara (born 9 July 1901)
- friend relationship with Coward, Noël (born 16 December 1899)
- friend relationship with McCain, Roberta (born 7 February 1912)
- child->parent relationship with Victoria, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine (born 5 April 1863)
- spouse relationship with Mountbatten, Edwina (born 28 November 1901)
- sibling relationship with Alice, Princess (1885) (born 25 February 1885)
- sibling relationship with Louise, Queen consort of Sweden (born 13 July 1889)
- other kin relationship with Knatchbull, Nicholas (born 18 November 1964). Notes: Twin grandson
- other kin relationship with Knatchbull, Timothy (born 18 November 1964). Notes: Twin grandson
- other kin relationship with Philip, Prince (Duke of Edinburgh) (born 10 June 1921). Notes: Uncle
- has other family relationship with Hicks, David Nightingale (born 25 March 1929). Notes: Father-in-law/ son-in-law
Sy Scholfield quotes from Queen Victoria's Journals, dated 25 June 1900: "Heard on waking, that dear Victoria had got a little boy, born at 6 this morning, & it was a great pleasure."
Previously this entry had same data rated B: 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."
- 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