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Mountbatten, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Date of birth:
June 10th, 1921 (Mon Repos/Corfu, Kingdom of Greece)
Date of death:
April 9th, 2021 (Windsor Castle/Windsor, United Kingdom)
Buried on:
St. George's Chapel Windsor
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Prince Philip was born in the royal Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg House. He joined the Royal Navy in 1939 and married Elizabeth after the War. Subsequently, Philip became a naturalised British subject.

Promotions:

1939: Cadet
1940: Midshipman
?: Sub-Lieutenant
16 July 1942: First Lieutenant
1950: Lieutenant-Commander
1952: Commander & Colonel-in-Chief Army Cadet Force & Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Air Training Corps
1953: Admiral of the Fleet & Field Marshal & Marshal of the Royal Air Force & Captain-General of the Corps of Royal Marines
2011: Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom

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Awarded on:
May 12th, 1937
King George VI Coronation Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1941
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1943
1939-1945 Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1943
Africa Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Midshipsman
Unit:
H.M.S. Valiant (02), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
February 3rd, 1942
For merits while being in charge of Valiant's searchlight control during the Battle of Cape Matapan.
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
May 1945
Atlantic Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
May 1945
Italy Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
May 1945

With "Pacific" clasp
Burma Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
August 16th, 1945

With MoD oakleaf
War Medal 1939-1945
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1947
Elefantordenen
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
November 19th, 1947

Awarded by King George VI.
Order of the Garter
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
1947
Basilikon Tagma toy Soteros - Grand Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Awarded on:
1948

With palm leaf
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Awarded on:
1950

With swords
Basilikon Tagma toy Georgioya A - Grand Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Awarded on:
1950
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
H.M.S. Valiant (02), Royal Navy
Awarded on:
1950
For bravery in the Battle of Cape Matapan against the Italian Navy in 1941.


Polemikos Stauros 1940
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1951
Rank:
Commander
Awarded on:
April 21st, 1952

Extra Knight
Order of the Thistle
Rank:
Commander
Awarded on:
1952
Sanct Olavs Orden Grand Cross
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1953

Grand Master and First and Principal Knight
Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1953
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Medal 1953
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1954
Kungliga Serafimerorden
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1954
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1954

4 bars
Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1955
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1956
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
April 9th, 1957
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1958
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Ridder Grootkruis (NL.1)
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1958
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1958
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1960
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1961
Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun suurristi (SVR SR)
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1961
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1962
Grand Cross to the Order of Merit
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1962
Grã-Cruz del Ordem Nacional do Cruzeiro do Sul
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1962
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1963
Grootlint in de Leopoldsorde / Grand cordon de l'Ordre de Léopold
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1964
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1966
Groß-Stern des Ehrenzeichens für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1968
Order of Merit
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1971
Daikun'i kikkashō
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1971
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1972
Ordre du Lion d'or de la Maison de Nassau
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1972
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1973
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
February 6th, 1977
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1979
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1979
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1980
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1981

Extra Companion
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1985
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
June 13th, 1988
Companion to the Order of Australia (AC)
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
February 9th, 1990
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
1991
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1993
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
February 6th, 2002
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
May 27th, 2005
Rank:
Admiral of the Fleet
Awarded on:
November 20th, 2007
Royal Victorian Chain
Rank:
Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom
Awarded on:
February 6th, 2012
Rank:
Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom
Awarded on:
June 4th, 2012

Additional Member
Rank:
Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom
Awarded on:
April 26th, 2013

Extraordinary Companion
Companion of the Order of Canada
Rank:
Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom
Awarded on:
April 23rd, 2013
Rank:
Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom
Awarded on:
January 26th, 2015
Knight/Dame to the Order of Australia (AK/AD)
Rank:
Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom
Awarded on:
November 20th, 2017
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom

With 6 bars (last one dated October 11th, 2016).
75 years of service in the Royal Navy.
Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1936-1952

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