Jumat, 29 Juli 2011

Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten,

Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC, FRS ( Prince Louis of Battenberg; 25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979), was a British statesman and naval officer, and an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (the husband of Elizabeth II). He was the last Viceroy of India (1947) and the first Governor-General of the independent Union of India (1947–48), from which the modern Republic of India would emerge in 1950. From 1954 until 1959 he was the First Sea Lord, a position that had been held by his father, Prince Louis of Battenberg, some forty years earlier. In 1979 Mountbatten was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), who planted a bomb in his fishing boat, the Shadow V, at Mullaghmore, County Sligo in the Republic of Ireland.[1] He was one of the most influential and controversial figures in the decline of the British Empire in the mid to late 20th century. The Earl Mountbatten of Burma
KG GCB OM GCSI GCIE GCVO DSO PC FRS http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c5/Mountbatten.jpg/220px-Mountbatten.jpgGovernor General of India In office
15 August 1947 – 21 June 1948 Monarch George VI Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Preceded by Himself (Viceroy of India) Succeeded by Chakravarti Rajagopalachari Viceroy of India In office
12 February 1947 – 15 August 1947 Monarch George VI Preceded by The Viscount Wavell Succeeded by Himself (Governor General of India)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Governor General of Pakistan) Chief of the Defence Staff In office
13 July 1959 – 16 July 1965 Preceded by William Dickson Succeeded by Richard Hull Personal details Born 25 June 1900
Windsor, United Kingdom Died 27 August 1979 (aged 79)
Mullaghmore, Ireland Spouse(s) Edwina Ashley Children Patricia
Pamela Alma mater Christ's College, Cambridge Profession Admiral of the Fleet Religion Anglicanism

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