Lord Byron


George Gordon Byron (later Noel), 6th Baron Byron, FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron’s best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, and the short lyric “She Walks in Beauty”.

BlackCourtVamp.jpgByron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets, and remains widely read and influential. He travelled widely across Europe, especially in Italy where he lived for seven years. Later in life, Byron joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire, for which many Greeks revere him as a national hero. The official record states that he died one year later at age 36 from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi. Often described as the most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantics, Byron was both celebrated and castigated in life for his aristocratic excesses, including huge debts, numerous love affairs with people of both sexes, rumors of a scandalous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile.

Facing a lingering, painful death, Lord Byron gladly accepted Undeath and was Turned by the Black Court vampire known as Mavra in 1824, but vanished from the supernatural scene sometime in the mid-twentieth century.

As someone still quite vain about his appearance, Lord Byron (when fed) tends to don a Veil to conceal his hideous rotting form. He has no other magical talents to speak of but remains a riveting poet.

Lord Byron

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