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Mount·bat·ten(mount-băt′n), Louis First Earl Mountbatten. 1900-1979.
British naval officer and colonial administrator who was supreme Allied commander in southeast Asia (1943-1946) and the last viceroy and governor-general of India (1947). He was assassinated by the Irish Republican Army.
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(Biography) Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas), 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1900–79, British naval commander; great-grandson of Queen Victoria. During World War II he was supreme allied commander in SE Asia (1943–46). He was the last viceroy of India (1947) and governor general (1947–48); killed by an IRA bomb
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Louis, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1900–79, British admiral: viceroy of India 1947; governor general of India 1947–48.
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