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Baron conjures up Red Baron to me. And Barron Hilton, grandfather of Paris Hilton. And Baron von Münchhausen:

Even before his death, Münchhausen's reputation as a storyteller was exaggerated by several writers, giving birth to a fully fictionalized literary character usually called simply Baron Munchausen. The (fictional) Baron's exploits, usually narrated by himself, focus on his impossible achievements as a hunter, warrior, and traveler, including rides on cannonballs and trips to the moon.

I think Baron von Münchhausen more aptly captures my old BF whom I wrote about in a previous post -- the guy who suffered delusions and fashioned himself a Baron of Bohemia and Moravia, and who told stories such as having gone to school with Prince Andrew -- stories that turned out to be fiction.
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