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Baron Baden-Powell

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Robert Baden-Powell,
1st Baron Baden-Powell

Baron Baden-Powell, of Gilwell in the County of Essex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1929 for the military commander Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell, hero of the Siege of Mafeking and founder of the international scouting movement. He had already been created a Baronet, of Gilwell in the County of Essex, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 4 December 1922. As of 2007 the titles are held by his grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded his father in 1962.

Barons Baden-Powell (1929)

The Heir Presumptive is the present holder's brother Hon. David Michael Baden-Powell (b. 1940)

The Heir Presumptive's Heir Apparent is his son David Robert Baden-Powell (b. 6 Jan 1971)


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page