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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.
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.
His Byronic hero, pervasive in his literary work, shared many qualities with Byron himself: a distaste for class or rank, great passion, and hubris.
He was married to Anne Isabella Byron and had two daughters; however, he was renowned for his romantic liaisons with many other women.
His work influenced the literary development of Victorian novelist Charlotte Bronte.
How did Lord Byron die?
Lord Byron's death was caused by Fever.In July 1823, Byron left Italy to join the Greek insurgents who were fighting a war of independence against the Ottoman Empire. On 19 April 1824 he died from fever at Missolonghi, in modern day Greece. His death was mourned throughout Britain.
|Cause of death||Fever|
|Age of death||36 years|
|Death date||April 19, 1824|
|Place of death||Missolonghi, Greece|
|Place of burial||N/A|
I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains.Lord Byron
One certainly has a soul; but how it came to allow itself to be enclosed in a body is more than I can imagine. I only know if once mine gets out, I’ll have a bit of a tussle before I let it get in again to that of any other.Lord Byron
There are four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.Lord Byron
I have no consistency, except in politics; and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.Lord Byron
I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.Lord Byron