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 Leopold Arthur Louis Mountbatten

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Leopold Arthur Louis Mountbatten

  • Birth 21 May 1889 Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
  • Death 23 Apr 1922 Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
  • Burial Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
  • Memorial ID 6137141

British Royalty. Born Leopold Arthur Louis von Battenburg, the third child of Henry Maurice, Prinz von Battenberg and Princess Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore Saxe-Coburg and Gotha of the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria's youngest child. With the advent of the First World War, anti-German sentiment moved the British Royal family to drop German titles and anglicize Germanic names; as a result von Battenburg legally changed his name to Leopold Arthur Louis Mountbatten by Royal License in July 1917. At the same time, he was styled as Lord Mountbatten and was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order. He saw service in the King's Royal Rifle Corps attaining the rank of Major. A hemophiliac, he died during knee surgery at the age of 32.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 28 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6137141
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Leopold Arthur Louis Mountbatten (21 May 1889–23 Apr 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6137141, citing Royal Burial Ground, Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .