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Lord Byron (1788–1824)

Lord Byron seemed destined from birth to tragedy. His father was the handsome but feckless Captain John "Mad Jack" Byron and his mother the Scottish heiress Catherine Gordon, the only child of the Laird of Gight. Captain Byron abandoned his wife and child leaving Catherine to bring up young Byron on her own. A harsh and dependent parent, Catherine ... See full bio »

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(age 36) in Missolonghi, Greece

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 2009 Don Juan (Short) (novel)
 2003 The Sunday Programme (TV Series) (poems - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 January 2003 (2003) ... (poems)
 2001 I due Foscari (TV Movie) (as George Byron)
 2000 In Motion (TV Series short) (poem - 1 episode)
- So We'll Go No More a Roving (2000) ... (poem)
 1999 Le corsaire (TV Movie) (narrative poem "The Corsair" 1814)
 1994 Don Juan DeMarco (character Don Juan - in part)
 1992 The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (TV Movie) (story "The Vampyr")
 1988 I due Foscari (TV Movie) (book)
 1986 Gothic (story)
 1983 Manfred - versione per concerto in forma d'oratorio (TV Special) (by - as Lord George Gordon Byron)
 1972 Ficciones (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El Conde Lara (1972)
 1942 I due Foscari (play "The Two Foscaris")
 1926 Don Juan (poem - uncredited)
 1914 The Corsair (Short) (poem)
 1908 Mazeppa (Short) (poem)
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Other Works:

Stage: His play, "Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know," was performed at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, England, with Derek Jacobi and Isla Blair in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 12 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

George Byron | Lord George Gordon Byron

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

Reason is so unreasonable, that few people can say they are in possession of it. See more »

Trivia:

Became the 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale upon the death of his great-uncle on 21 May 1798, and inherited Newstead Abbey, the family's ancestral home given to John Byron by Henry VIII in 1540. In 1818, Byron sold it to schoolboy friend Thomas Wildman for £94,500 to pay his debts. Newstead Abbey remained in private hands until its last owner, philanthropist Sir Julien Cahnit, presented it to ... See more »

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