English poet and politician (b. 22 January 1788 in London; d. 19 April 1824 at Messolonghi), born George Gordon Byron , later known as George Gordon Noel or simply Lord Byron.
Tchaikovsky's Settings of Works by Byron
In 1885 Tchaikovsky wrote his Manfred Symphony, Op. 58 on the subject of Byron's Manfred: A Dramatic Poem (1817).