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Lord Byrons Euthanasia George Gordon also known as Lord Byron was born on January 22nd in London Lord Byron was born witht the physical deformaty known as a clubfoot or lame foot As a chail Byron lived with his mother Catherine Byron in Scotland they were fairly poor He stayed with his mother in Scotland until he inherited the estate of the wicked Lord Byron George Gordons uncle The estste was called Newstead Abbey During Byrons youth he was plagued by his foot and batteled constantly with obesity He went to school in Dulwich in 1799 and to Harrow in 1801 In 1803 he went back to Newstead Abbey to live with his tenant Lord Grey It was here that he started to court his distatnt cousin Mary Chaworth and as she became sick of that lame boy he began to see her as a symbol of the perfect yet unattainable love and turned his sadness into poetry Wolf 19 Byron traveled and wrote a lot for the next few years and his mother died on August first 1811 On January second 1815 Byron married Anne Isabella Milbanke They had one daughter Augusta Ada on December 10 1811 Byron and Anne Milbanke divorced one year later and Byron left London forever Byron went to Switzerland where he befriended Percy Shelly another promenent poet at the time and became fairly obsessed with him In 1824 after Byron had send over 4000 pounds to the Greek fleet he sailed to join Prince Alexandros Mavrokordatos to join his forces and fight with him Byron contracted a fever and died on April 19th 1824 in Missolonghi Greece Lord Byrons poem Euthanasia was published in 1812 It reflects how Lord Byron felt about his life It is it tells you an almost direct summary of his life when you read it In lines 5-8 Byron wrote No band of friends or heirs be there To weep or
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