Lord Byron

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George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron Lord Byron 1788-1824

The English Romantic Poet best-known in his own day, Byron was famously described by Lady Caroline Lamb as "Mad, bad and dangerous to know". He almost certainly suffered from bipolar disorder, which was the source of his tempestuous moods.

Notable Poems:

  • The Giaour
  • Childe Harold
  • Don Juan

Byron's reputation has diminished considerably, however, since the early 20th century, and especially in the light of modernist & postmodernist critical studies of his work.