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George Gordon Byron, Baron Byron

George Gordon Byron, the 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet, peer, and politician who became a revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence, and is considered one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement. He is regarded as one of the greatest English poets and remains widely read and influential. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; many of his shorter lyrics in Hebrew Melodies also became popular.

He travelled extensively across Europe, especially in Italy, where he lived for seven years in the cities of Venice, Ravenna and Pisa. During his stay in Italy he frequently visited his friend and fellow poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Later in life Byron joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire and died of disease leading a campaign during that war, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died in 1824 at the age of 36 from a fever contracted after the First and Second Siege of Missolonghi.

His only legitimate child, Ada Lovelace, is regarded as a foundational figure in the field of computer programming based on her notes for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. Byron's illegitimate children include Allegra Byron, who died in childhood, and possibly Elizabeth Medora Leigh.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 22nd, 1788 (London), Died April 19th, 1824 (Missolonghi)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Notes: Known as Lord Byron.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-82353 10-in. 4/26/1934 So we'll go no more roving Richard Crooks Tenor vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor BS-99458 10-in. 3/13/1936 Vierge d'Athenes Ernő Balogh ; Lotte Lehmann Soprano vocal solo, with piano author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103087.

Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103087.

"Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103087

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