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Admiral of the Fleet The Rt Hon. Lord Louis 'Dickie' Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, ADC(P), FRS, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1st Viscount Mountbatten of Burma & 1st Baron Romsey, formerly HSH Prince Louis of Battenberg was born at 6am on 25th June 1900 at Frogmore House, on the Windsor Castle estate, Berkshire, England, the youngest child and second son of Admiral of the Fleet The Rt Hon. Sir Louis Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, formerly Prince Louis of Battenberg (1854-1921) and Princess Victoria of Hesse & By the Rhine (1863-1950), a grandchild of Queen Victoria (1819(1837-1901).  Mountbatten's parents decided that their son would not be known as 'Louis' to avoid the confusion of having father and son with the same forename, so it was initially decided that within the family he would be known as 'Nicky'.  However his father's first cousin - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (1868-1918) who had married Mountbatten's maternal aunt (Princess Alexandra 'Alix' of Hesse & By the Rhine (1872-1918), was known as 'Nicky' within the Royal Family and so to avoid further confusion, it was suggested that privately the baby be called 'Dickie' - which the family used all of his life.


Louis, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

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