Published on December 10, 2014
ABOUT ROBERT BAKEWELL. Robert Bakewell(1725 – 1795) was aBritishagriculturalist, now recognized as one of the most important figures in theBritish Agricultural Revolution. In addition to work inagronomy, Bakewell is particularly notable as the first to implement systematicselective breedingoflivestock. His advancements not only led to specific improvements insheep,cattleandhorses, but contributed to general knowledge ofartificial selection.