Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell

1857 - 1941

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell

Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, ( BAY-dən POH-əl; 22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), was a British Army officer, writer, founder and first Chief Scout of the world-wide Scout Movement, and founder, with his sister Agnes, of the world-wide Girl Guide / Girl Scout Movement. Baden-Powell authored the first editions of the seminal work Scouting for Boys, which was an inspiration for the Scout Movement.Educated at Charterhouse in Surrey, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell has received more than 1,750,364 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 13th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell ranks 13 out of 1,194Before him are Chiang Kai-shek, Charles Martel, Erwin Rommel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, and Themistocles. After him are Oda Nobunaga, Cao Cao, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Erich von Manstein, and Cesare Borgia.

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Among people born in 1857, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell ranks 2Before him is Pope Pius XI. After him are Heinrich Hertz, Clara Zetkin, Ferdinand de Saussure, Edward Elgar, Joseph Conrad, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and Henrik Pontoppidan. Among people deceased in 1941, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell ranks 4Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, James Joyce, and Rabindranath Tagore. After him are Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, Walther Nernst, Emanuel Lasker, James George Frazer, and Arthur Evans.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell ranks 50 out of 5,347Before him are Lewis Carroll (1832), Robert Hooke (1635), Sean Connery (1930), John Dalton (1766), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), and Anthony Hopkins (1937). After him are Oliver Cromwell (1599), David Ricardo (1772), Cecil Rhodes (1853), Ivar the Boneless (900), Richard Burton (1925), and Alfred the Great (849).