Prince of Battenberg (1854-1921) German-born British admiral who took British nationality in 1917 and translated his name to Mountbatten.
Mountbatten is also the surname of Prince Philip and the hyphenated version, Mountbatten-Windsor, the surname of his children.
(1912-1962) US abstract painter. From Abstract Expressionism he turned to the color-staining technique developed by Helen Frankenthaler, using thinned-out acrylic paints poured on rough canvas to create the illusion of vaporous layers of color. The series Veils 1959–60 and Unfurleds 1960–61 are examples.
Assumed name of Joseph Louis Barrow (1914-1981)
US boxer, nicknamed “the Brown Bomber”. He was world heavyweight champion between 1937 and 1949 and made a record 25 successful defenses (a record for any weight).
Louis was the longest reigning world heavyweight champion at 11 years and 252 days before announcing his retirement in 1949. He made a comeback and lost to Ezzard Charles in a world title fight in 1950.
professional fights: 66
first professional fight: 4 July 1934 v. Jack Kracken (US)
last professional fight: 26 Oct 1951 v. Rocky Marciano (US)