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The Lord Byron

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Portrait of Byron by Thomas Phillips, c. 1813
Born George Gordon Byron
(1788-01-22)22 January 1788
London, England
Died 19 April 1824(1824-04-19) (aged 36)
Missolonghi, Aetolia, Ottoman Empire (present-day Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece)
Resting place Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
Occupation Poet, politician
Nationality English
Education Harrow (1801–1805)
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge (1805–1808)
Literary movement Romanticism
Notable works
  • Don Juan (1819)
  • Hebrew Melodies (1813)
  • Manfred (1817)
  • Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812)
  • Mazeppa (1819)
Anne Isabella Milbanke
(m. 1815; separated 1816)
Partner Claire Clairmont
Relatives Capt. John "Mad Jack" Byron (father)
Catherine Gordon (mother)
Vice-Admiral The Hon. John Byron (grandfather)


George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824) was an English peer, nobleman, politician, and poet. He was christened George Gordon Byron, but changed his name later in life. He adopted the surname Noel, so he that could inherit half his mother-in-law's estate.

Lord Byron was the son of Captain John Byron and Catherine Gordon.

He was a leading figure in Romanticism. He was regarded as one of the greatest European poets and still many people read his works. Among his best-known works are the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan.

Lord Byron is also famous for the way he lived his life. His fight against the Turks in the Greek War of Independence lead to his death from a fever in Messolonghi in Greece. He is buried in the family vault in St. Mary Magdalene Church, Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England. A memorial was not raised to him in Poet's Cornerin Westminster Abbey until 1969.

His daughter, Ada Lovelace, was famous because she collaborated with Charles Babbage on the "analytical engine", a predecessor to modern computers.

  • Hours of Idleness (1806)
  • English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809)
  • Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812–1818)
  • The Giaour (1813)
  • The Bride of Abydos (1813)
  • The Corsair (1814)
  • Lara (1814)
  • Hebrew Melodies (1815)
  • The Siege of Corinth (poem) (1816)
  • Parisina (1816)
  • The Prisoner Of Chillon (1816) (text on Wikisource)
  • The Dream (1816)
  • Prometheus (1816)
  • Darkness (1816)
  • Manfred (1817) (text on Wikisource)
  • The Lament of Tasso (1817)
  • Beppo (1818)
  • Mazeppa (1819)
  • The Prophecy of Dante (1819)
  • Marino Faliero (1820)
  • Sardanapalus (1821)
  • The Two Foscari (1821)
  • Cain (1821)
  • The Vision of Judgement (1821)
  • Heaven and Earth (1821)
  • Werner (1822)
  • The Deformed Transformed (1822)
  • The Age of Bronze (1823)
  • The Island (1823)
  • Don Juan (1819–1824; incomplete on Byron's death in 1824)

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