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Louis Alexander Mountbatten (von Battenberg), Marquess of Milford Haven

Nicknames: "Prinz Ludwig von Battenberg", "Prince Louis of Battenberg", "1st Marquis of Milford Haven"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Death: Died in Kent, Britain (UK)
Cause of death: Heart Failure caused by Influenza
Place of Burial: Whippingham, Newport, Isle of Wight, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Ludwig Georg Friedrich Emil von Hessen und bei Rhein, Prinz and Julie Therese Salome von Battenberg, Fürstin
Husband of Viktoria von Hessen Darmstadt
Father of Jeanne Marie Malcolm; Louise Alexandra Marie Irene, Drottning av Sverige; Princess Alice of Battenberg, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark; George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Brother of Princess Marie von Erbach-Schönberg; Александър I; Henry Maurice of Battenberg, Prince and Franz Joseph von Battenberg, Prince
Half brother of <private> HESSE-DARMSTADT

Occupation: Admiral of the British Fleet (became a citizen of UK), 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, Royal Navy officer
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
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About Louis Alexander Mountbatten (von Battenberg), Marquess of Milford Haven

Admiral of the Fleet Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, GCB, GCVO, KCMG, PC (24 May 1854 – 11 September 1921), formerly Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg, was a minor German prince related to the British Royal Family. After a career in the United Kingdom's Royal Navy lasting over forty years, in 1912 he was appointed First Sea Lord, the senior uniformed officer in the British naval staff. He took steps to ready the British fleet for combat as World War I began, but his background as a German prince forced his retirement at the start of the war when anti-German feeling was running high.

Queen Victoria and Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, occasionally intervened in his career—the Queen thought that there was "a belief that the Admiralty are afraid of promoting Officers who are Princes on account of the radical attacks of low papers and scurrilous ones".[5] However, Louis welcomed battle assignments that provided opportunities for him to acquire the skills of war and to demonstrate to his superiors that he was serious about his naval career. Posts on royal yachts and tours arranged by the Queen and Edward actually impeded his progress, as his promotions were perceived as royal favours rather than deserved.[6]

He married a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and was the father of Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who also served as First Sea Lord from 1954 to 1959. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, is his grandson.

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Later took the name of Marquess of Milford Haven.

Photoagraph taken from a photograph of a portrait by Philip de Laszlo 1910

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Conde Louis (Ludwig) Alexander de Battenberg ou Admiral of the Fleet Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, GCB, GCVO, KCMG, PC, formerly Prince Ludwig Alexander von Battenberg. /// Morte: "he died at 42 Half Moon Street, Piccadilly, London in the annexe of the Naval & Military Club on 11 September 1921 of heart failure following influenza". Sepultamento: "After a funeral service at Westminster Abbey, his remains were buried at Whippingham Church on the Isle of Wight" - trata-se da St. Mildred's Church, no vilarejo de Whippingham, na "civil parish" e "town" de East Cowes.

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Admiral of the Fleet Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, GCB, GCVO, KCMG, PC (24 May 1854 – 11 September 1921), formerly Prince Louis Alexander of Battenberg, was a minor German prince related to the British Royal Family. After a career in the United Kingdom's Royal Navy lasting over forty years, in 1912 he was appointed First Sea Lord, the senior uniformed officer in the British naval staff. He took steps to ready the British fleet for combat as World War I began, but his background as a German prince forced his retirement at the start of the war when anti-German feeling was running high.

Queen Victoria and her son Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, occasionally intervened in his career—the Queen thought that there was "a belief that the Admiralty are afraid of promoting Officers who are Princes on account of the radical attacks of low papers and scurrilous ones".[5] However, Louis welcomed battle assignments that provided opportunities for him to acquire the skills of war and to demonstrate to his superiors that he was serious about his naval career. Posts on royal yachts and tours arranged by the Queen and Edward actually impeded his progress, as his promotions were perceived as royal favours rather than deserved.[6]

He married a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and was the father of Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who also served as First Sea Lord from 1954 to 1959. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, is his grandson.

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Louis Alexander Mountbatten, Marquess of Milford Haven's Timeline

1854
May 24, 1854
Graz, Steiermark, Austria
1881
March 8, 1881
Age 26
1884
April 30, 1884
Age 29
Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
1885
February 25, 1885
Age 30
Tapestry Room, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
1889
July 13, 1889
Age 35
Heidelberg, Württemberg, Deutschland(DKR)
1892
December 6, 1892
Age 38
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
1900
June 25, 1900
Age 46
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
1921
September 11, 1921
Age 67
Kent, Britain (UK)
September 15, 1921
Age 67
Whippingham, Newport, Isle of Wight, England
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