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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 »

Died:

(age 36) in Missolonghi, Greece

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Don Juan DeMarco
(1994)
Gothic
Gothic Writer
(1986)
Le corsaire
Le corsaire Writer
(1999)

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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)
 1948 Romantici a Venezia (Documentary short) (poem)
 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:

Poem: "Don Juan" (filmed as Don Juan (1926)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

George Byron | Lord George Gordon Byron | Byron

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

I am studying daily at an Armenian monastery, the Armenian language. I found that my mind wanted something craggy to break upon; and this-as the most difficult thing I could discover here (in Venice) for an amusement- I have chosen, to torture me into attention. It is a rich language, however, and would amply repay any one the trouble of learning it. I try, and shall go on;-but I answer for ... See more »

Trivia:

Upon his death, Byron's heart was removed and buried in Missolonghi, Greece. His remains were sent to England and, refused burial in Westminster Abbey, placed in the vault of his ancestors near Newstead. In 1969, a memorial to Byron was placed on the floor of the Abbey. See more »

Trademark:

Romantic poetry.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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