George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven

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The Most Honorable
The Marquess of Milford Haven
GCVO
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Born (1892-12-06)6 December 1892
Darmstadt
Died 8 April 1938(1938-04-08) (aged 45)
London
Spouse(s) Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna de Torby
Children Lady Tatiana Elizabeth Mountbatten
David Mountbatten, 3rd Marquess of Milford Haven
Parents Prince Louis of Battenberg
Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine
The coat of arms of the 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven

Captain George Louis Victor Henry Serge Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven GCVO (6 December 1892 – 8 April 1938), styled Earl of Medina between 1917 and 1921, was the son of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (Prince Louis of Battenberg) and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine at Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany. His subsidiary titles included Viscount Alderney. He died aged 45 of bone marrow cancer and was buried in Bray Cemetery, Bray, Berkshire.

Biography[edit]

His siblings were Princess Alice (mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh), Queen Louise of Sweden and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna de Torby (daughter of Russian Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich Romanov and Sophie von Merenberg, Countess de Torby) on 15 November 1916 in London. They lived at Lynden Manor [1] at Holyport in Berkshire and had two children:

He was an accomplished mathematician, who "could work out complicated gunnery problems in his head" and "read books on calculus casually on trains".[2]

Queen Elizabeth II said of him, "He was one of the most intelligent and brilliant of people."[3]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 6 December 1892 – 1917: His Serene Highness Prince George of Battenberg
  • 14 July – 7 November 1917: Sir George Mountbatten
  • 7 November 1917 – 11 September 1921: Earl of Medina
  • 11 September 1921 – 8 April 1938: The Most Honourable The Marquess of Milford Haven

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lynden Manor Berkshire History
  2. ^ Hough, p.359
  3. ^ Quoted in Hough, p.360
  4. ^ a b http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/milfordhaven1917.htm, Milford Haven (1917) Cracroft's Peerage. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/30116/supplements/5591
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30363. p. 11322. 30 October 1917. Retrieved 1 February 2008.

References[edit]

  • Hough, Richard (1984). Louis and Victoria: The Family History of the Mountbattens. Second edition. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. ISBN 0-297-78470-6. 
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Prince Louis of Battenberg
Marquess of Milford Haven
1921–1938
Succeeded by
David Michael Mountbatten