Louise Mountbatten

Louise Mountbatten

Queen of Sweden
Born Jul 13, 1889

Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Mountbatten became Queen consort of Sweden in 1950 and served as such until her death in 1965. Through her marriage, prior to her husband's accession as King Gustaf VI Adolf, Louise was Crown Princess of Sweden and Duchess of Scania.… Read More

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1889 Birth Born on July 13, 1889.


1913 23 Years Old In 1913, having been deposed in 1910, Manuel married Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern in exile, the marriage remaining barren.
1914 24 Years Old In 1914, Louise and her mother visited Russia, and were invited to a trip down the Volga with their Imperial relatives. … Read More
1915 25 Years Old She was active at a French military hospital in Nevers, and then at a war hospital at Palaves outside Montpellier, from March 1915 until July 1917. … Read More
1918 28 Years Old …  But in 1918 Louise's father explained to her that Stuart-Hill was most likely homosexual, and that a marriage with him was impossible.


In 1923 Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, having been for three years the widower of Louise's mother's cousin Margaret of Connaught, paid a visit to London and, to Louise's surprise, began to court her. … Read More
1925 35 Years Old Louise's only child, a daughter, was stillborn on 30 May 1925. … Read More
1929 39 Years Old At the age of twenty, Louise became secretly engaged to Prince Christopher of Greece, but they were forced to give up their relationship for financial reasons. While living in exile more than 10 years later, he would wed the wealthy widow, Nancy Stewart Worthington Leeds, and after her death he would marry Princess Françoise d'Orléans in 1929.


1934 44 Years Old In 1934–35, she made a similar trip with Gustav Adolf to Greece and around the Middle East and Africa, called the Orient Tour.
1936 46 Years Old In 1936, she attended the funeral of George V of Great Britain. … Read More


1940 51 Years Old In 1940, for example, she sent supplies to the British major Michael Smiley at the Rifle Brigade, who was captured and placed in a prisoner of war camp, after his mother-in-law Alicia Pearson had asked for her help. … Read More


1950 61 Years Old In 1950, Louise became queen after accession to the throne of her husband. … Read More
1954 65 Years Old Louise disliked the strict pre-World War I protocol at court, retained during her mother-in-law's era, and reformed it when she became queen, instituting new guidelines in 1954 which democraticised many old customs.
1962 73 Years Old In 1962, she abolished the court presentations, replaced them with "democratic ladies' lunches", to which she invited professional career women, a custom which was to continue under Princess Sibylla after her death. … Read More
1963 74 Years Old In 1963, Louise accompanied her spouse on a state visit to France, where she made a great impression on President Charles de Gaulle. … Read More
1964 75 Years Old 1 More Event
Her last official engagement was the Nobel Prize dinner of 1964, during which no one noticed that she was in fact already ill.
1965 76 Years Old Queen Louise died on 7 March 1965 at Saint Göran Hospital, in Stockholm, Sweden, following emergency surgery after a period of severe illness.
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