Louise Mountbatten
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Louise Mountbatten

Queen Consort + Prior + King
Female
Born Jul 13, 1889
Hometown Seeheim-Jugenheim
Died Mar 7, 1965
Death Place Stockholm

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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CHILDHOOD

1889 Birth Born on July 13, 1889.

TWENTIES

1913 23 Years Old In 1913 he married Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern.
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 homosexual, and that a marriage with him was impossible.

THIRTIES

1923 33 Years Old As a young woman, Louise claimed that she would never marry a king or a widower. Yet, on 3 November 1923, at age 34, Louise married Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf (later King Gustaf VI Adolf) of Sweden who was the widower of her relative, Princess Margaret of Connaught, at St. James's Palace.
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 was 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 wed the wealthy widow, Nancy Stewart Worthington Leeds, and after her death he married Princess Françoise of Orléans in 1929.

FORTIES

1930 40 Years Old After the queen's death in 1930, Louise also officially the first lady of the royal house and expected to perform all the duties of a queen, twenty years before she was formally made queen. … Read More
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

FIFTIES

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

LATE ADULTHOOD

1950 61 Years Old In 1950, Louise became queen after the accession to the throne by her spouse. … Read More
1962 73 Years Old In 1962, she abolished the court presentations and replaced it 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 an official visit to France, where she made a great impression on president de Gaulle. … Read More
1964 75 Years Old 1 More Event
Her last official assignment 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 St. Göran Hospital, in Stockholm, following emergency surgery after a period of severe illness.
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