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Lord Byron

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Birthday
22, 1788
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Apr 19, 1824 (36)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1788
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Apr 19, 1824 (36)

About

English Romantic poet who is best known for works such as Don Juan and She Walks in Beauty. He is remembered for his creation of the "Byronic Hero": a talented but imperfect character whose flaws lead to his downfall.

Before Fame

His first major poetry collection was denounced by literary critics. In retribution, he published a satirical piece about the critics, arousing even more of their ire.

Trivia

His Byronic hero, pervasive in his literary work, shared many qualities with Byron himself: a distaste for class or rank, great passion, and hubris.

Family Life

He was married to Anne Isabella Byron and had two daughters; however, he was renowned for his romantic liaisons with many other women.

Associated With

His work influenced the literary development of Victorian novelist Charlotte Bronte.