Lord Mountbatten

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Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, "commonly known as Lord Mountbatten, was a British admiral, statesman and the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. He was the youngest child of Prince Louis of Battenberg and Princess Victoria of Hesse and His royal ancestry can be dated back to the Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Before moving to India he served as the 'First Sea Lord' from 1954 till 1959 where he was known for his adventurous and daring acts. While in India, he earned appreciation for his efforts and contribution towards Indian Independence which was one of the many achievements credited to him including the recapturing of Burma from Japanese troops during his days as a Supreme Allied commander of South Asia. He was the last viceroy of the British Indian Empire and became the first Governor-General of Independent India in 1947. Mountbatten was assassinated on 27 August 1979 by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA)...

"Soon after leaving India, Mountbatten served in the Mediterranean Fleet and became a staff officer in the Admiralty. He was honored as the First Sea Lord, a position held by his father many years ago. Lord Mountbatten was appointed Chief of the Defense in 1959, where he served for six years. Mountbatten became the first Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, and kept the position until his death. During 1967-1978, he served as the president of the United World Colleges. As President, Mountbatten devoted himself to the organization and encouraged people from across the country to share his interest. During his presidency, he played a key role in the establishment of the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore in 1974." [1]

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  1. Lord Montbatten, famouspeople, accessed February 18, 2010.