George Gordon, sixth Baron Byron

Standard Name: Byron, George Gordon,,, sixth Baron
Used Form: Lord Byron


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Birth Augusta Ada Byron
AAB , the only legitimate child of the poet Byron and later a remarkable mathematician, was born at 13 Piccadilly Terrace, London.
Nicholls, C. S., editor. The Dictionary of National Biography: Missing Persons. Oxford University Press, 1993.
Birth Lesley Storm
It is not known whether she had siblings. She was distantly related to the poet Lord Byron .
Ravenhall, Chris. “Lesley Storm’s Three Goose Quills and a Knife: A Burns Play Rediscovered”. Studies in Scottish Literature, pp. 46 -54.
Characters Elizabeth Thomas
Thomas calls her Caroline Lamb character Lady Calantha Limb, appropriating the Christian name of Lamb's heroine in Glenarvon, along with several of her speeches. Elizabeth Thomas 's own heroine, the beautiful, rich, cherished, seventeen-year-old...
Characters Harriet Lee
The volume opens with The Poet's Address, which excuses its disconnection from the original frame: Should you be good-naturedly disposed, you will not inquire minutely where the travellers were picked up by whom the...
Characters Mary Shelley
This novel has an epigraph from John Ford 's The Lover's Melancholy, 1629, about the storms and turmoil of human life.
Shelley, Mary. Lodore. Vargo, LisaEditor , Broadview, 1997.
Epigraphs to individual chapters range widely, beginning with the medieval Catalan poet...
Cultural formation Lady Caroline Lamb
As an adult, she became increasingly promiscuous. Her conduct in her affair with Byron (who was at first dazzled by and obsessed with her, later implacably hostile in principle, though capable of softening when he...
Cultural formation Frances Trollope
FT 's tolerance of her local vicar was tested, however, when the poet Byron decided to have his five-year-old, illegitimate daughter Allegra —born to Claire Clairmont —buried at Harrow-on-the-Hill, near which he had spent time...
death Germaine de Staël
Byron , who was at work on the fourth canto of Childe Harold, attached a note to stanza 54 which said: CORINNA is no more. Staël, he wrote, had ceased to be a woman—she...
death Lady Caroline Lamb
LCL died at Melbourne House in London; she left to Sydney Morgan her portrait of Byron and some of his letters.
Her biographer Douglass dates her death as the 25th, while the Oxford Dictionary...
Education Mary Sewell
At the age of fifteen she ceased regular study, and began reading on her own. She spent much of the time at Friends ' meetings going over passages from Byron , Southey , Moore ...
Education Anna Swanwick
At home her mother had read to her daughters, while they sewed, Greek and Roman history, and writers like Pope , and Cowper . At four Anna could recite long passages from Milton 's L'Allegro...
Education Mary Matilda Betham
More important than his teaching were her own efforts in a congenial atmosphere. The family would read aloud from poems and plays, providing their own appreciation and criticism. In her diary she wrote: In our...
Education Pauline Johnson
PJ was educated at home first by her mother , who introduced her to the English Romantics. She was also taught by a governess in her early years. Chiefswood was full of books, and she...
Education Charlotte Guest
Lady Charlotte received a standard home education. She soon found that she loved serious learning and set out to pursue it. Studying on her own, she discovered and devoured Chaucer (from whom as an old...
Education Annie Tinsley
She was also taught, perhaps between schools, by her father. By the age of eleven she had devoured the poetry of the British Classics from Chaucer to Beattie ,
Peet, Henry. Mrs. Charles Tinsley, Novelist and Poet. Butler and Tanner, 1930.
as well as Burns ,...


The Elgin Marbles, ancient Greek statues removed from the Parthenon in Athens by Lord Elgin , were exhibited for the first time in England.
The young Lord Byron privately printed his first book, Fugitive Pieces, which was immediately suppressed.
By September 1807
Byron published his second verse collection, Hours of Idleness, a year after the first was suppressed.
March 1809
Byron published an anonymous satirical attack on the magazine reviewers: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.
10 March 1812 to September 1818
Byron published the first two cantos of his narrative-reflective poemChilde Harold's Pilgrimage.
10 October 1812
The fourth Theatre Royal, Drury Lane , was opened with a special address by Lord Byron .
By July 1813
Byron published The Giaour, an oriental tale in verse, written from late 1812 to early 1813, in a deliberately unfinished state.
29 November 1813
Byron published The Bride of Abydos; the Critical Review printed its notice the following month.
1 February 1814
Byron published his orientalnarrative poemThe Corsair, which was a huge and immediate success.
6 August 1814
Byron published Lara, the third of three narrative poems in little more than a year which served to establish the image of the Byronic hero.
10 April 1815
The largest volcanic eruption in modern times, that of Mount Tambora in what is now Indonesia, buried an entire civilization. It had twice the magnitude of the later Krakatoa eruption.
By July 1815
Byron published Hebrew Melodies.
Leigh Hunt published his narrative poemThe Story of Rimini.
June 1817
Byron published Manfred, A Dramatic Poem, written between summer 1816 and April 1817: his first attempt at dramatic form, and last incarnation of the Byronic hero.
By February 1818
Byron published Beppo, a light-hearted narrative poem in stanzas.