Lord Byron’s Birthday January 22, 1788.

January 22, 1788

George Byron, destined to be Lord Byron, is born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Born into poverty and with a clubfoot, no doubt two emotionally influencing circumstances, he would then at the age of 10 become Lord Byron when inheriting his great uncle’s title. A world traveler, poet, and the father of a mathematical genius, August Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (She’s considered the world’s first computer programmer for work on Charles Babbage’s computing machine.).

Scandal followed him until he settled in Geneva near Percy Bysshe and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. He got involved with Mary’s sister, had a daughter then raced off to Vienna for a wild time with Countess Teresa Guiccioli.  He died at the age of 36.

Who else could have written Don Juan? Click the title to go to a site that will have another link for a pdf of the poem. So, no, you won’t download anything by clicking my link.

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Lord Byron image.
Lord Byron circa 1820.

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