Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Born Jun 25, 1900
Died Aug 27, 1979

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1900 Birth Born on June 25, 1900.


1912 12 Years Old His father's forty-five year Naval career reached its pinnacle in 1912 when he was appointed as First Sea Lord in the Admiralty. … Read More


1922 22 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1922, Mountbatten accompanied Edward, Prince of Wales, on a royal tour of India. It was during this trip that he met and proposed to his wife-to-be Edwina Ashley. They were wed on 18 July 1922. … Read More
1924 24 Years Old Pursuing his interests in technological development and gadgetry, Mountbatten joined the Portsmouth Signal School in 1924 and then went on to briefly study electronics at Greenwich before returning to military service. … Read More
1926 26 Years Old In 1926, Mountbatten was appointed to Assistant Fleet Wireless and Signals Officer of the Mediterranean Fleet under the command of Admiral Sir Roger Keyes.


1931 31 Years Old In 1931, he was again called back to military service when he was appointed Fleet Wireless Officer to the Mediterranean Fleet. … Read More
1934 34 Years Old In 1934, Mountbatten was appointed to his first command. … Read More
1936 36 Years Old By 1936, Mountbatten had been appointed to the Admiralty at Whitehall as a member of the Fleet Air Arm. … Read More
1939 39 Years Old When war broke out in 1939, Mountbatten was moved to active service as commander of the 5th Destroyer Flotilla from aboard his ship the HMS Kelly, which was famous for its many daring exploits.


1940 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In early May 1940, Mountbatten led a British convoy in through the fog to evacuate the Allied forces participating in the Namsos Campaign.
His ship was sunk in May 23, 1941 during the Battle of Crete.
Mountbatten was in large part responsible for the planning and organization of The Raid at St. Nazaire in mid 1942: an operation resulting in disuse of one of the most heavily defended docks in Nazi-occupied France until well after war's end, the ramifications of which greatly contributed to allied supremacy in the Battle of the Atlantic.
1943 - 1946 2 More Events
Mountbatten was fond of Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru and his liberal outlook for the country. He felt differently about the Muslim leader Muhammed Ali Jinnah, but was aware of his power, stating "If it could be said that any single man held the future of India in the palm of his hand in 1947, that man was Mohammad Ali Jinnah. … Read More


1950 50 Years Old He then went on to serve as Fourth Sea Lord in the Admiralty from 1950–52 and then returned to the Mediterranean to serve as Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet for three years.
1955 55 Years Old Mountbatten served his final posting in the Admiralty as First Sea Lord from 1955–59, the position which his father had held some forty years prior. … Read More


1960 60 Years Old …  Lady Mountbatten died on 21 February 1960 at the age of 58 while in North Borneo inspecting medical facilities. … Read More
1967 67 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1967 until 1978, Mountbatten became president of the United World Colleges Organisation, then represented by a single college: that of Atlantic College in South Wales. … Read More
1969 69 Years Old In 1969 Earl Mountbatten participated in a 12-part autobiographical television series Lord Mountbatten: A Man for the Century, also known as The Life and Times of Lord Mountbatten, produced by Associated-Rediffusion and scripted by historian John Terraine. … Read More
1971 71 Years Old Under Mountbatten's presidency and personal involvement, the United World College of South East Asia was established in Singapore in 1971, followed by the United World College of the Pacific (now known as the Lester B Pearson United World College of the Pacific) in Victoria, Canada in 1974.
1974 74 Years Old In 1974 Mountbatten began corresponding with Charles about a potential marriage to his granddaughter, Hon. … Read More
1977 77 Years Old On 27 April 1977, shortly before his 77th birthday, Mountbatten became the first member of the Royal Family to appear on the TV guest show This Is Your Life. … Read More
1978 78 Years Old In 1978, Lord Mountbatten of Burma passed the Presidency to his great-nephew, the Prince of Wales.
…  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. … Read More