George Gordon Noel Byron was born on 22 January 1788 in London.
As a child he lived in Scotland with his mother. At the age of 10 he inherited the title Lord Byron from his uncle and he went back to England.
In 1806 he published his first volume of poems, “Fugitive Pieces”. Later he withdraws the volume because Reverend John Beecher's has objections to some of the poems.
His journeys to Spain, Malta, Greece (1809-1810) inspired Byron’s romantic soul and he wrote lots of great poems during his voyage.
He married Anne Isabella Milbanke in 1815 but the marriage didn’t last for long because he had lots of love affairs.
He is one of the most famous English 'Romantic' poets. Byron was also a satirist and his poetry captured the imagination of Europe. His major works include “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” (1812-18) and “Don Juan” (1819-24), published in our literature collection.
He died on 19 April 1824 in Missolonghi, Greece.