Lord Byron’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

January 22, 1788

Death Date

Apr 19, 1824

Age of Death

36 years

Cause of Death

Fever

Place of Death

Missolonghi, Greece

Profession

Poet

The poet Lord Byron died at the age of 36. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

English Romantic poet who is best known for works such as Don Juan and She Walks in Beauty. He is remembered for his creation of the “Byronic Hero”: a talented but imperfect character whose flaws lead to his downfall.

His first major poetry collection was denounced by literary critics. In retribution, he published a satirical piece about the critics, arousing even more of their ire.

His Byronic hero, pervasive in his literary work, shared many qualities with Byron himself: a distaste for class or rank, great passion, and hubris.

He was married to Anne Isabella Byron and had two daughters; however, he was renowned for his romantic liaisons with many other women.

His work influenced the literary development of Victorian novelist Charlotte Bronte.

How did Lord Byron die?

In July 1823, Byron left Italy to join the Greek insurgents who were fighting a war of independence against the Ottoman Empire. On 19 April 1824 he died from fever at Missolonghi, in modern day Greece. His death was mourned throughout Britain.

Quotes

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Absence – that common cure of love.

Lord Byron
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Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure.

Lord Byron
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I love not man the less, but Nature more.

Lord Byron
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Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.

Lord Byron
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If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company.

Lord Byron