"George Gordon, Lord Byron"

Lord Byron
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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (usually known simply as Lord Byron) was a British romantic poet, regarded as one of the greatest and most influential poets of all time.  Byron was also famous for his scandalous personal life, being described as "mad, bad and dangerous to know".  

Some of his best known works include Don Juan and She Walks in Beauty.  You can read some of Byron's poetry online here:

http://www.online-literature.com/byron/