from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Byron, George Gordon. Sixth Baron Byron of Rochdale. 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 Manfred (1817). Among his other works are Childe Harold (1812-1818), The Prisoner of Chillon (1816), and the epic satire Don Juan (1819-1824). Byron was notorious for his love affairs and unconventional lifestyle. He died while working to secure Greek independence from the Turks.

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron (January 22, 1788–April 19, 1824), a famous English poet and leading figure in romanticism.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname, of mostly American usage.

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  • n. English romantic poet notorious for his rebellious and unconventional lifestyle (1788-1824)


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Habitational surname from Old English byrum ("at the byre or cattleshed").



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