Gordon Byron, George
The poet Lord George Gordon Byron (1788 - 1824) was an important figure in English Romanticism. Born in London, he studied at Trinity College, Cambridge. Byron is remembered for hisnarrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1818) and Don Juan (1824), which established the Byronic hero in literature.
The most widely read English language poet of his day, Byron holds an incomparable place in world literature. He introduced the world to the Byronic hero, an ideal yet flawed character. A prolific writer, his writings present his literary genius and ideology.