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Mountbatten, Louis

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMountbatten, LouisLouis MountbattenMount‧bat‧ten, Lou‧is /maʊntˈbætn, ˈluːi/ 🔊 🔊 (1900–79) a British politician and military leader, also known as Earl Mountbatten of Burma. He had several important military positions during World War II, and he led the Allied forces against Japan in southeast Asia. In 1947 he became the last viceroy (=British governor) of India before its independence, and later he became the chief commander of the British navy. He was killed by Irish terrorists.
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