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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Birthplace: 24 Holles Street, London, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Messolonghi, West Greece, Greece
Cause of death: Violent fever
Place of Burial: Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John "Mad Jack" Byron and Catherine Byron
Ex-husband of Anne Isabella Byron
Partner of Jane Harley / Byron, Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; The Honorable Augusta Leigh; Claire Clairmont and Lady Caroline Lamb
Father of Ada Lovelace and Clara Allegra Byron
Half brother of The Honorable Augusta Leigh

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About Lord George Gordon Byron

Lord Byron ie. George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.

Byron was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, and self-imposed exile. He had a notorious affair with and was famously described by Lady Caroline Lamb (of Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire) as "mad, bad and dangerous to know".

Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan.

In February 1812 the Government passed the Frame Breaking Act, which specifically introduced the death penalty for frame breaking. It was during the Parliamentary debates about this bill that Lord Byron made his famous "speech" in defence of the Luddites. The Act, together with the influx of troops and spies seems to have brought an end to the attacks in Nottinghamshire at around this time, although this may also partly have been because there were not so many frames left to break, and because many of the hosiers had agreed to restore wages to their former levels.

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Lord George Gordon Byron's Timeline

January 22, 1778
London, United Kingdom
December 10, 1815
Age 37
London, England
January 12, 1817
Age 38
Bath, UK
April 19, 1824
Age 46
Messolonghi, West Greece, Greece
Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom