Lord Byron

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Lord Byron AKA George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel AKA le diable boiteux, French for "the limping Devil";

England 1788 – 1824

Comments: Romantic poet; when mother-in-law Judith Noel died, her will required that he change his surname to "Noel" in order for him to inherit half of her estate; "club right foot"; humanitarian patriot for a free Greece; bisexual ;


Teachers: Napoleon I;

Students: John Edleston; Charlotte and Emily Brontë; Kondratii Theodorovich Ryleev, Decembrist poet, Russia, 1825 ; Adam Mickiewicz, Poland; Lee Morgan, 2016;


Friends: John Galt, novelist; John FitzGibbon, 2nd Earl of Clare; John Cam Hobhouse; Francis Hodgson; Thomas Moore (the Irish singer); Nicolò Giraud; Lady Caroline Lamb; half-sister Augusta Leigh; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Shelley's future wife Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of Frankenstein; Mary's stepsister, Claire Clairmont; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Augusta Ada King nee Byron, Countess of Lovelace, AKA "Ada Lovelace" daughter and math genius; George Canning; London Greek Committee, 1823 ; Lord John Russell, a future prime minister ; John Cam Hobhouse ;Douglas Kinnaird : Rev. Jeremy Bentham ; David Ricardo;



Enemies: Antoine Fabre d'Olivet; William Wordsworth; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Lord Elgin;Lord Castlereagh, Britain’s foreign secretary;


Organizations; Byron’s Brigade, Greek war against the Turks;the Carbonari;


Author: poetry; "She Walks in Beauty", "When We Two Parted", "So, we'll go no more a roving", The Giaour; The Bride of Abydos; The Corsair; Lara; narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan;



Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Byron; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Lord_Byron ; or listen here - http://librivox.org/author/39 ;http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/16/poet-and-rake-lord-byron-was-also-a-global-interventionist-with-brains-and-savvy.html ;