What is baron?

  • (noun): A nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank.
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Some articles on baron:

Ernst Gottlieb Baron
... Ernst Gottlieb Baron or Ernst Theofil Baron (17 February 1696 – 12 April 1760), was a German lutenist, composer and writer on music ... Baron was born in Breslau into the family of Michael Baron, a maker of gold lace who expected his son to follow in his footsteps ... Baron showed an inclination to music from an early age, and later made it his profession ...

More definitions of "baron":

  • (noun): A British peer of the lowest rank.

Famous quotes containing the word baron:

    People sometimes tell me that they prefer barbarism to civilisation. I doubt if they have given it a long enough trial. Like the people of Alexandria, they are bored by civilisation; but all the evidence suggests that the boredom of barbarism is infinitely greater.
    Kenneth MacKenzie Clark, Baron of Saltwood (1903–1983)

    For age with stealing steps
    Hath clawed me with his crutch,
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    Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.
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