"George Gordon Byron" poster by Sorokin N.V. 1972 Fine Art Publishing House Moscow. mintage of 54000 Order of the Red Banner of Labor Kalinin Polygraph Combine of the Glavpoligrafprom State Committee of the USSR Council of Ministers for Publishing, Printing and Book Trade. size 59x45 cm
George Gordon Byron (Noel Byron from 1822, 6th Baron Byron from 1798; 22 January 1788, London - 19 April 1824, Missolungi, Ottoman Greece), commonly referred to simply as Lord Byron - English Romantic poet who captured the imagination of all Europe with his "gloomy selfishness. Along with Percy Shelley and John Keats, he represents the younger generation of British romantics. His alter ego Childe Harold became the prototype of countless Byronic heroes in the literature of various European countries. The fashion for Byronism continued after Byron's death, even though toward the end of his life, in the poetic novel Don Juan and the mock poem Beppo, Byron himself moved toward satirical realism, drawing on the legacy of Alexander Pope. The poet took part in the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829), a national hero of Greece.