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 (bī′rən), George Gordon Sixth Baron Byron. 1788-1824.
British poet acclaimed as one of the leading figures of the romantic movement. The "Byronic hero"—lonely, rebellious, and brooding—first appeared in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812-1818). Among his other works are Manfred (1817) and the epic satire Don Juan (1819-1824). He died while working to secure Greek independence from the Turks.

By·ron′ic (bī-rŏn′ĭk) adj.
By·ron′i·cal·ly adv.
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(Biography) George Gordon, 6th Baron. 1788–1824, British Romantic poet, noted also for his passionate and disastrous love affairs. His major works include Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812–18), and Don Juan (1819–24). He spent much of his life abroad and died while fighting for Greek independence
Byronic adj
Byˈronically adv
ˈByronˌism n
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(ˈbaɪ rən)

George Gordon, Lord (6th Baron Byron), 1788–1824, English poet.
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