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Lord Byron

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In 1823 he left Percy and Mary to go to Greece to support Greek Independence from the Ottoman Empire (the Turks). On April 9, 1824, he got soaked in the rain on his way home. He caught a fever and died ten days later on April 19th.
The Life of Lord Byron
Life Before Poetry

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Lord Byron wrote a poem called
The Rise in the Morning
Poems
She Walks in Beauty
Personal Life
In 1815, Byron married Anne Isabella Milbanke. They had a daughter - Augusta Ada. The married life was not happy, and following the rumors of marital violence, adultery, incest and sodomy, he left his wife and England in 1816 and never saw her or daughter again. He travelled to Switzerland and moved in with Percy Shelley and his wife Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.
The End of Byron's Life
Path to poetry
Born
in London on January, 22, 1788.
Mother
Catherine - from aristocratic family, a Scottish heiress, a descendant of Cardinal Beaton
Father
- Captain John "Mad Jack" Byron. He wasted most of his wife's fortune and left her.
After his father was exiled to France , Lord Byron was taken to Scotland by his mother where he spent his
childhood
.
In 1789, at the age of 10, George inherited estate and the title of his great-uncle and became
the 6th Baron Byron

Attended Trinity College at
Cambridge University
until 1808, where he earned his Master's degree.
His first volume of poetry -
Fugitive Pieces
(1807) contained poems, some of which were written when Byron was only 14.
Hours of Idleness
- (
Laisvos valandos
) received criticism by the
Edinburgh Review
.
Satirical poem
English Bards and Scotch Reviewers
attacked the literary community with wit and satire, and gained him his first literary recognition.
After his return from Turkey and Greece, Byron published two cantos of
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
(1812), (
Čaild Haroldo klajonės
) which were received with acclaim. (
"I awoke one morning and found myself famous"
)
Between 1819 and 1824 he wrote his masterpiece called
Don Juan
as well as other poems.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I_zCOJOgd4U
Lord Byron wrote many poems, most of which contained death and dark images.
Darkness
Farewell to the Muse
Destruction of Sennacherib,
When we two parted
She walks in Beauty.

An engraving of Byron's father, Captain John "Mad Jack" Byron
Catherine Gordon, Byron's mother
Trinity College, Cambridge
Byron's travels
1809 - The Grand Tour through the Mediterranean countries;
He travelled from England over Portugal, Spain and the Mediterranean to Albania and spent time in Athens.
The Byron's Stone in Tepelene, Albania
Most of Byron's poems were inspired by:
1.
travels
(“With these countries, and events connected with them, all my really poetical feelings begin and end.")
2.
love affairs
(including his distant cousins, married women, half-sister Augusta etc.)
women are ..."creatures not capable of sharing a man's thoughts or feelings.."
Lord Byron on his deathbed,
by Joseph-Denis Odevaere c. 1826. Oil on canvas
Byron's daughter Augusta with Annabella Milbanke Byron
Byron's half-sister Augusta
Byron at about the time he entered Cambridge
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