Baron Baden-Powell

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Barony of
Creation date 1929
Monarch George V
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder Robert Baden-Powell,
1st Baron
Present holder Robert Baden-Powell,
3rd Baron
Heir presumptive Michael Baden-Powell
Remainder to heirs male of the body of the grantee
Subsidiary titles Baronet of Bentley

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 Sir Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baronet, hero of the Siege of Mafeking and founder of the international Scouting movement. He had already been created a baronet, of Bentley, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 4 December 1922.

As of 2011, the titles are held by his grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded his father in 1962.[1]

The first Baron's father and siblings were also notable. Baden Powell, father of the first Baron, was a noted mathematician. Warington Baden-Powell, Sir George Baden-Powell, Agnes Baden-Powell and Baden Baden-Powell, siblings of the first Baron, all gained prominence in their own right.

Barons Baden-Powell (1929)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother, the Hon. David Michael Baden-Powell (born 1940). The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son, David Robert Baden-Powell (b. ca. 1970).



  1. ^ Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990