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George Gordon. Mohammed Arif Al-Mudaifa Mrs. Timm 12G January 20, 2013. Introduction. An English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Best-known poems include Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage .

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george gordon

George Gordon

Mohammed Arif Al-Mudaifa

Mrs. Timm

12G

January 20, 2013

introduction
Introduction

An English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement.

Best-known poems include Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.

Lord Byron is often considered one of the most colorful and notorious of the Romantics.

early life
Early Life

Born January 22, 1788.

The son of Captain John Byron and his second wife, Catherine Gordon.

 Christened at St. Marylebone Parish Church.

Spent childhood in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

education
Education
  • Early education in Aberdeen Grammar School and the school of Dr. William Glennie.

- Mother interfered

- Lacked discipline

  • Harrow School in 1801.

- Fell in love with Mary Chaworth

  • Trinity College, Cambridge.

- Close friendship with John Edlestone

career
Career

Two plays for the entertainment of the community.

Controversial early poems and satire.

Criticism.

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.

personal information
Personal Information
  • Enjoyed swimming and the open sea.
  • Great love of animals.
  • Affair with the married Lady Caroline Lamb.
  • Close relationship with his half-sister.

- Rumored to have a child

  • Relationship with Anne Isabella Milbanke.

- Had a daughter, Augusta Ada

- Marriage proved unhappy

later years
Later Years

Left England forever.

Greek War of Independence

Illness

Died on April 19, 1824.

conclusion
Conclusion

Lord Byron became a hero

Opinion

Would you read this?

works cited
Works Cited

Byron, George Gordon N. Letters and journals of Lord Byron. 1833.

"Lord Byron (1788-1824)." BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2014.

"Lord Byron Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, 8 May 2005. Web. 06 Jan. 2014.

"Lord Byron (George Gordon)." : The Poetry Foundation. The Poetry Foundation, 07 Apr. 2007. Web. 05 Jan. 2014.

works cited1
Works Cited

"George Gordon Byron." Poets.org. Academy of American Poets, 2 Nov. 2001. Web. 07 Jan. 2014.

"Neurotic Poets." - Lord Byron. Neurotic Poets, 7 Feb. 2004. Web. 07 Jan. 2014

"Lord Byron Biography." Lord Byron. N.p., 02 Jan. 2008. Web. 06 Jan. 2014.

"Lord Byron." Shmoop. Shmoop, 01 Oct. 2010. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.