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Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell

1857 - 1941

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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 School, 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 2,450,742 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell is the 49th most popular military personnel (down from 13th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 50th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Military Personnel.

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell was most famous for founding the Scouting movement in 1907.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell ranks 49 out of 1,466Before him are Ernst Röhm, Alfred Jodl, Gerd von Rundstedt, Vasily Zaitsev, Germanicus, and Belisarius. After him are Miltiades, Erich Ludendorff, Lü Bu, Charles XIV John of Sweden, Otto Skorzeny, and Bernard Montgomery.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1857, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell ranks 7Before him are Pope Pius XI, Ferdinand de Saussure, Heinrich Hertz, Clara Zetkin, Edward Elgar, and Joseph Conrad. After him are Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Henrik Pontoppidan, Alfonso XII of Spain, and Ruggero Leoncavallo. Among people deceased in 1941, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell ranks 6Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Rabindranath Tagore, Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce. After him are Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, James George Frazer, Walther Nernst, Arthur Evans, and Emanuel Lasker.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell ranks 131 out of 6,924Before him are John, King of England (1166), Saint Patrick (385), Liam Neeson (1952), Æthelstan (895), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), and Elizabeth of York (1466). After him are William IV of the United Kingdom (1765), James II of England (1633), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Aleister Crowley (1875), Neville Chamberlain (1869), and Arthur C. Clarke (1917).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In United Kingdom

Among military personnels born in United Kingdom, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell ranks 4Before him are William Wallace (1270), T. E. Lawrence (1888), and Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758). After him are Bernard Montgomery (1887), Edward Smith (1850), Gertrude Bell (1868), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), Rudolf Abel (1903), John Franklin (1786), Harold Lowe (1882), and James Paul Moody (1887).