Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1900-79; Brit. admiral
orig. transl. of Ger Battenberg
See Mountbatten in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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.