Some articles on 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 very wealthy or powerful businessman.
Example: "An oil baron"
Synonyms: big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon
- (noun): A nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank.
Famous quotes containing the word baron:
“Erle Douglas on his milk-white steede,
Most like a baron bold,
Rode foremost of his company,
Whose armor shone like gold.”
—Unknown. Chevy Chase (l. 6568)
“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 (19031983)
“Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.”
—Henry Peter, 1st Baron Brougham And Vaux Brougham (17781868)