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Family that rose to international prominence in the 19th–20th centuries. The first Battenbergs were a family of German counts that died out c. 1314; the title was revived in 1851. In 1917 the family members who lived in England renounced the German title of prince of Battenberg and adopted Mountbatten as a surname (mount being a translation of Berg). Prominent members of the family included Philip, duke of Edinburgh, and Louis Mountbatten.
Variants of BATTENBERG FAMILY
Battenberg family or Mountbatten family
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