Viktoria von Hessen Darmstadt

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Viktoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie von Hessen und bei Rhein (Hessen-Darmstadt), Herzogin, Marchioness of Milford Haven

Also Known As: "Victoria Mountbatten Marchioness of Milford Haven"
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, Britain (UK)
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, Britain (UK)
Place of Burial: Newport, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ludwig IV Wilhelm Karl von Hessen-Darmstadt and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
Wife of Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven
Mother of Princess Alice of Battenberg, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark; Louise Mountbatten, Queen consort of Sweden; George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Sister of Prinzessin Elisabeth Alexandra Luise Alice von Hessen-Darmstadt und bei Rhein; Irene Luise Maria Anna von Hessen und bei Rhein, Prinzessin von Preußen; Ernst Ludwig, Großherzog von Hessen und bei Rhein; Friedrich Wilhelm August Viktor Leopold Ludwig von Hessen und bei Rhein, Prinz; Alexandra Fyodorovna Romanova Tsarina of Russia and 1 other

Occupation: Princess Consort of Battenberg, Marchioness Consort of Milford Haven
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About Viktoria von Hessen Darmstadt

  • Princess Victoria Alberta Elisabeth Mathilde Marie of Hesse and by Rhine,
  • By marriage Victoria Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven


Her mother died while her brother and sisters were still young, which placed her in an early position of responsibility over her siblings. She married her father's first cousin, Prince Louis of Battenberg, an officer in the United Kingdom's Royal Navy, in a love match and lived most of her married life in various parts of Europe at her husband's naval posts and visiting her many royal relations. She was perceived by her family as liberal in outlook, straightforward, practical and bright.

During World War I, two of her sisters who had married into the Russian royal family were murdered by communist revolutionaries, and she and her husband abandoned their German titles and adopted the British-sounding surname of Mountbatten, which was simply a translation into English of the German "Battenberg".

She was the maternal grandmother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is the consort of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Viktoria von Hessen Darmstadt's Timeline

April 5, 1863
Windsor, Berkshire, Britain (UK)
April 27, 1863
Windsor Castle, Berkshrire, ENG
February 25, 1885
Age 21
Tapestry Room, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England
July 13, 1889
Age 26
Heidelberg, Württemberg, Deutschland(DKR)
December 6, 1892
Age 29
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
June 25, 1900
Age 37
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
September 24, 1950
Age 87
London, Middlesex, Britain (UK)
September 28, 1950
Age 87
Newport, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Windsor Castle, Brkshr, England