Robert (Powell) Baden-Powell KCB OM

Robert Stephenson Smyth (Powell) Baden-Powell KCB OM (1857 - 1941)

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Lt-Gen Sir Robert Stephenson Smyth "Stephe, Robin, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Lord Baden-Powell, B-P" Baden-Powell KCB OM formerly Powell
Born in 6 Stanhope Street, Paddington, London, Englandmap
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Husband of — married in Parkstone St Peter, Dorset, Englandmap
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Died in Nyeri, Central Kenya, Kenyamap
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Born Robert Stephenson Smyth Powell See biography at The (M, #8753)

Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM GCMG GCVO GBE KCB DL (/ˈbeɪdən ˈpoʊ.əl/ Baden as in maiden; Powell as in Noel) (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association.

Baden-Powell was born as Robert Stephenson Smyth Powell, familiarly called Stephe (pronounced "Stevie"), at 6 Stanhope Street (now 11 Stanhope Terrace), Paddington in London, on 22 February 1857. He was named after his godfather, Robert Stephenson, the railway and civil engineer; his third name was his mother's maiden name. His father, the Rev. Baden Powell, a Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford University, already had four teenage children from the second of his two previous marriages.
On 10 March 1846, at St Luke's Church, Chelsea, the Rev. Powell married Henrietta Grace Smyth (3 September 1824 – 13 October 1914), eldest daughter of Admiral William Henry Smyth and 28 years his junior. Quickly they had Warington (early 1847), George (late 1847), Augustus (1849) and Francis (1850). After three further children who died when very young, they had Stephe, Agnes (1858) and Baden (1860). The three youngest children and the often ill Augustus were close friends. Reverend Powell died when Stephe was three, and as tribute to his father and to set her own children apart from their half-siblings and cousins, the mother changed the family name to Baden-Powell. Subsequently, Stephe was raised by his mother, a strong woman who was determined that her children would succeed.

In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. He wrote Scouting for Boys, published in 1908. After his marriage on 30 October 1912 to Olave St Clair Soames, Baden-Powell and his wife actively gave guidance to the Scouting and Girl Guiding Movements. Baden-Powell lived his last years in Nyeri, Kenya, where he died and was buried in 1941.

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell
Bt, O.M., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., K.C.B.
St. Luke's Chelsea | 10 Mar 1846
Chelsea, London, Middlesex, England UK [1]
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Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden_Powell
Robert Baden Powell and his family
406px-'Are_you_in_this'_poster painted by Baden Powell during WW1
Robert Baden Powell


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  • Source: S-1527729717 Repository: #R-1674764337 Title: London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 Author: Publication: Operations, Inc. APID: 1,1623::0 Repository: R-1674764337 Name:
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  1. Source: #S-1527729717 Page: London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Luke, Chelsea, Register of marriages, P74/LUK, Item 212 APID: 1,1623::6294186

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On 8 Oct 2017 at 14:05 GMT John Andrewartha wrote:

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1899: Aids to Scouting for N.-C.Os and Men : pocket sized, with a red cover. then : (in 1907) published in 1908: Scouting for Boys : also known as 1909: Yarns for Boy Scouts (no chapters)

On 24 Aug 2016 at 13:52 GMT Bill (Norton) N wrote:

Baden-Powell-18 and Baden-Powell-1 represent the same person because: it is obvious that the ARE they same person albeit they both have the same error regarding the Last Name at Birth. This should be POWELL Not BADEN-POWELL (Baden-Powell was born as Robert Stephenson Smyth Powell - source,_1st_Baron_Baden-Powell#Personal_life)

On 24 Aug 2016 at 13:21 GMT Bill (Norton) N wrote:

Last Name at Birth: Should be Powell

On 24 Jan 2016 at 03:39 GMT Bob Fields wrote:

Baden-Powell-14 and Baden-Powell-1 appear to represent the same person because: I created this new profile by mistake, because the name search for Robert Baden-Powell came up empty. Please merge, thanks.

On 5 Mar 2015 at 14:34 GMT Bob Fields wrote:,_1st_Baron_Baden-Powell Founder of the Boy Scouts. Could you add some biographical/genealogical information, sources, a picture, and add Notables template and appropriate categories please? Better yet, make the profile public (since he has no living children and is a famous person) so any member can enhance this profile. Thanks so much.
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On 3 Dec 2013 at 15:08 GMT Philip Smith wrote:


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