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Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth, Lord

Born: 1857 AD
Died: 1941 AD

English general, youth leader, and Boer War hero.

1857 – Born on the 22nd of February in London.

1884-1885 – Became noted for his use of observation balloons in warfare in Bechuanaland (now Botswana) and the Sudan.

1899 – Wrote military manual "Aids to Scouting", held Mafeking during 217-day siege by Boers.

1900-1903 – Recruited and trained the South African constabulary.

1904 – Established Cavalry School at Netheravon, Wiltshire.

1907 – Opened experimental youth camp on Brownlea Island off Poole, Dorset.

1908 – Founded British Boy Scouts, wrote handbook "Scouting for Boys".

1910 – Devoted his time to the growing Boy Scout movement.

1916 – Founded British Wolf Cubs.

1922 – B-P was made a baronet.

1933 – Wrote autobiography "Lessons of a Lifetime"

1941 – He died in Kenya on 8th of January.

His publications included `Cavalry Instruction’ (1895) `The Matabele Campaign’ (1896) `Sport in War’ (1900) Sketches in Mafeking and East Africa’ (1907).