Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fact of the Day: Lord Hero Byron

While Lord Byron became famous to the world because of his poetry, in Greece (not his native England) he's considered a national hero. That's because he joined the Greek War of Independence which ended up freeing Greece from the control of the Ottoman Empire. 

12 comments:

Anna-Alina said...

I'm not sure if I've heard about him before.

Jeanneke said...

Isn't his correct name Lord Byron?
I learnt about his work in English literature lessons in high school.

Elisabeth said...

Interesting, being a hero in another country than your home country! Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

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Jax said...

I have never heard of him although I have been to Greece which is a country filled with monuments and arts dedicated to many heros.

Christine said...

I studied his poetry in school, interesting.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

He was a wild 'n crazy guy.

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Pat Hatt said...

Knew he was a poet but not any more than that

Kati said...

Interesting, I only know of him from a literature point of view!

-Kati

Martha said...

And I'm sure my ancestors are thankful for that!

stephen Hayes said...

He didn't do much for Greece other than die of fever.

Kay said...

He had a somewhat controversial life, I think. He did live his short life to the fullest.