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, German princely family, issued from the morganatic union of Alexander, a younger son of Louis II, grand duke of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Countess Julia von Hauke, who was created (1858) princess of Battenberg.
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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