Lord (George Gordon) Byron

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Lord Byron (George Gordon, 1788-1824) was a leading poet of the Romantic era, along with Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley. He led a life marked by adventure and scandal. Best known for his short lyrical poems and the satirical epic Don Juan, Byron died of a fever in Greece after traveling there to fight in the Greek War of Independence.