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.

The Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Lord Mountbatten Naval in colour Allan Warren.jpg
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
12 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.


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