1. baron (noun)
  2. Acton (of Aldenham), John Emerich Edward Dahlberg Acton, 1st Baron (biographical name)
  3. Adrian, Edgar Douglas (biographical name)
  4. Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron (biographical name)
  5. Bülow, Hans (Guido), baron von (biographical name)
  6. Bach, Alexander, baron von (biographical name)
  7. Baden-Powell (of Gilwell), Robert Stephenson Smyth, 1st Baron (biographical name)
  8. Baltimore (of Baltimore), George Calvert, 1st Baron (biographical name)
  9. Beaverbrook (of Beaverbrook and of Cherkley), Maxwell Aitken, lst Baron (biographical name)
  10. Berzelius, Jöns Jacob, Baron (biographical name)
  11. Beveridge (of Tuggal), William Henry, 1st Baron (biographical name)
  12. Blackett (of Chelsea), Patrick M(aynard) S(tuart), Baron (biographical name)
  13. Britten of Aldeburgh, (Edward) Benjamin Britten, Baron (biographical name)
  14. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward (George Earl)
  15. Bulwer, Sir (William) Henry Lytton (Earle)
  16. Butler, R(ichard) A(usten), baron of Saffron Walden (biographical name)
  17. Byron, George (Gordon) Byron, 6th Baron (biographical name)
  18. Callaghan (of Cardiff), (Leonard) James Callaghan, Baron (biographical name)
  19. Carondelet, (Francisco Luis) Hector, baron de (biographical name)
  20. Carson (of Duncairn), Edward Henry, Baron (biographical name)
  21. Cauchy, Augustin-Louis, Baron (biographical name)
  22. Cecil, William, 1st Baron Burghley (biographical name)
  23. Clark (of Saltwood), Kenneth (Mackenzie) Clark, Baron (biographical name)
  24. Clive (of Plassey), Robert, 1st Baron (biographical name)
  25. Coubertin, Pierre, baron de (biographical name)
  26. Cuvier, Georges (-Léopold-Chrétien-Frédéric-Dagobert), Baron (biographical name)
  27. De La Warr, Thomas West, 12th Baron (biographical name)
  28. Dorchester (of Dorchester), Guy Carleton, 1st Baron (biographical name)
  29. Douglas-Home, Sir Alec (biographical name)
  30. Dupuytren, Guillaume (biographical name)


Title of nobility, ranking in modern times immediately below a viscount or a count (in countries without viscounts). The wife of a baron is a baroness. Originally, in the early Middle Ages, the term designated a tenant of whatever rank who held a tenure of barony direct from the king. Gradually, it came to mean a powerful personage, and therefore a magnate. The rights and title may be conferred for military or other honorable service.

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