Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

British statesman and naval officer (1900-1979)

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. He was involved in World War 1 in the Navy from 1914-1918 fighting against the German Empire led by Kaiser Wilhelm II . He was also fighting against the Empire of Japan (Japanese Empire) led by Emperor Hirohito and Nazi Germany (Third Reich ) led by Adolf Hitler and the Italian Empire led by Mussolini during World War 2 from 1939-1945 in the Royal Navy .

The Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Mountbatten in 1976 by Allan Warren
Chief of the Defence Staff
In office
13 July 1959 – 15 July 1965
Preceded bySir William Dickson
Succeeded bySir Richard Hull
First Sea Lord
In office
18 April 1955 – 19 October 1959
Prime Minister
Preceded byRhoderick McGrigor
Succeeded byCharles Lambe
Governor-General of India
In office
15 August 1947 – 21 June 1948
MonarchGeorge VI
Prime MinisterJawaharlal Nehru
Preceded byHimself[nb]
Succeeded byChakravarti Rajagopalachari
Viceroy and Governor-General of India
In office
21 February 1947 – 15 August 1947
MonarchGeorge VI
Preceded byThe Viscount Wavell
Succeeded byHimself[nb]
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
28 October 1947 – 27 August 1979
Hereditary peerage
Preceded byPeerage created
Succeeded byThe 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma
Personal details
Prince Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas of Battenberg

(1900-06-25)25 June 1900
Frogmore House, Windsor, Berkshire, England
Died27 August 1979(1979-08-27) (aged 79)
Mullaghmore, County Sligo, Ireland
Resting placeRomsey Abbey
Edwina Ashley
(m. 1922; died 1960)
Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge
OccupationNaval officer
Military service
Branch/service Royal Navy
Years of service1913–1965
RankAdmiral of the Fleet
See list:
AwardsSee list
n.b. ^ As Governor-General of India.

He served in the Navy from 1913-1965 from the prelude of World War 1 in 1913 to the Post World War 2 Era during the Cold War in 1965 .

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