George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven

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The Most Honourable
The Marquess of Milford Haven
GCVO
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Personal details
Born (1892-12-06)6 December 1892
Darmstadt
Died 8 April 1938(1938-04-08) (aged 45)
London, England
Spouse(s) Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna de Torby (m. 1916; d. 1938)
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, to whom he was a mentor in Philip's adolescence, a role assumed after his death by his younger brother Louis), 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]

Legacy to British Museum[edit]

He left artefacts including a collection of pornography to the British Museum. [4][5]

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]

Arms[edit]

Arms of George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven
Coronet
A Coronet of an Marquess
Crest
1st: 1st: Out of a Coronet Or two Horns barry of ten Argent and Gules issuing from each three Linden Leaves Vert and from the outer side of each horn four Branches barwise having three like Leaves pendent therefrom of the last (Hesse); 2nd: Out of a Coronet Or a Plume of four Ostrich Feathers alternately Argent and Sable (Battenberg)
Escutcheon
Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Azure a Lion rampant double-queued barry of ten Argent and Gules armed and langued of the last crowned Or within a Bordure company of the second and third (Hesse); 2nd and 3rd, Argent two Pallets Sable (Battenberg); charged on the honour point with an Escutcheon of the arms of the late Princess Alice, namely: the Royal Arms differenced by a Label of three points Argent the centre point charged with a Rose Gules barbed Vert and each of the other points with an Ermine Spot Sable
Supporters
On either side a Lion double-queued and crowned all Or
Motto
In Honour Bound

Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

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
Louis Mountbatten
Marquess of Milford Haven
1921–1938
Succeeded by
David Mountbatten