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Lord Byron (chronology)

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BYRON (January 22, 1788 - April 19, 1824)

1788

Jan. 22 – Born, 16 Holles Street, London.

1789

Mother took lodgings in Queen Street, Aberdeen.

1791

Aug. 2 – Father died in France never having seen his son.
Mother moved to flat in 64 Broad Street, Aberdeen.

17941798 - At Aberdeen Grammar School.

1798

May 21 – George Gordon Byron became 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale on death of grandfather.
Aug. – With his mother took up residence at ancestral home, Newstead Abbey, near Nottingham.

1799

Lived with Parkyns family, Nottingham. Tutored by "Dummer" Rogers.
July – Removed to London by John Hanson, Byron’s lawyer & business agent.
Sept. – Attended Dr. Glennie’s School, Dulwich.
Spent Xmas holidays with Hanson family at Earl’s Court, London.
Spent summer holiday in Newstead Abbey and fell in love with 1st cousin, Margaret Parker.

1801

April – Entered Harrow School.
Spent summer with mother at Mrs Massingberd’s, 16 Piccadilly, at Hanson’s and in Cheltenham.
Xmas holidays in Bath with mother.

1803

Feb. – Newstead Abbey leased to Lord Grey de Ruthyn.
July 21 – Mother rented Burgage Manor, Southwell.
Sept. – Fell madly in love with neighbour’s daughter, Mary Chaworth, of Annesley Hall. Refused to go back to Harrow.

1804

Jan – Fell out with Lord Grey and returned to Harrow.
Mar. 22 – Started holiday at Burgage Manor and met the Pigots who lived opposite.

1805

Aug 2 – Played for Harrow in annual match v Eton at Lord’s. Scored 6 notches.
Oct. 24 – Went up to Trinity College, Cambridge University.
Friendships with E.N.Long & John Edleston began.

1806

Feb – Got heavily in debt with moneylenders; dissipation in London.
April – Returned to Trinity College.
July – At Burgage Manor writing poems.
Aug – After acrimonious quarrel with mother escaped to London.
Nov – Collection of poems, Fugitive Pieces, privately printed.

1807

Jan Second volume of poetry, Poems on Various Occasions, privately printed.
JuneHours of Idleness published. Back at Cambridge started friendships with Cam Hobhouse and Scrope Davies, Matthews and Hodgson.
Dec. – Came down from Cambridge University for good.

1808

Feb.Hours of Idleness ridiculed in The Edinburgh Review.
Mar.Poems Original and Translated published.
July-Aug. – At Brighton with John Hobhouse & Scrope Davies.

1809

Mar. 13 – Took seat in the House of Lords.
English Bards and Scotch Reviewers published.
June 20 – Travelled to Falmouth with Hobhouse.
July 2 – Set sail with Hobhouse in the Lisbon packet, Princess Elizabeth.
July 7 – Arrived in Lisbon.
July 12-16 – Explored Cintra.
July 20 – Departed for Spain.
July 29 – Arrived Cadiz.
Aug 3 – Sailed in the frigate, Hyperion.
Aug 4 – Arrived at the Rock of Gibraltar.
Aug 16 – Sailed for Malta in packet Townshend.
Aug 31 – Arrived Malta.
Sept – Had romantic affair with Mrs Spencer Smith. Sailed in brig, Spider, for Greece & Albania.
Sept 29 – Landed at Prevesa.
Oct 1 – Left for Joannina.
Oct 11 – Left for Tepelene, Albania, to meet Ali Pasha.
Oct 31 – At Joannina. Started poem, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.
Nov. 20 – Visited Missolonghi.
Dec. 25 – Arrived Athens.

1810

Mar-Apr – Toured Turkey, visited Smyrna, Ephesus, Troy.
May 3 – Swam Hellespont from Sestos to Abydos.
May 13 – Arrived Constantinople.
July 18 – Arrived Athens.
July 21 – Left for the Morea.
July 26 – Arrived Patras.
Aug 19(?) – At Athens: stayed in Capuchin monastery.
Oct 18 – Returned Athens.

1811

March – Wrote Hints from Horace & The Curse of Minerva
Apr 22 – Sailed in the Hydra
Apr 30-June 2 – At Malta. Sailed for England in frigate Volage
July 14 – Landed Sheerness; at Reddish’s Hotel, St James’ Street.
Aug 1 – Mother died.
Aug 3 – At Newstead Abbey; Matthews drowned at Cambridge.
Oct 16 – Visited Cambridge Univ with Scrope Berdmore Davies.
Oct 28 – Took up residence at 8 St.James’ Street, London.
Nov 4 – Dinner with Samuel Rogers to meet Thomas Moore.
Dec 19 – After further visit to Cambridge left for Newstead, where Byron had an affair with Welsh maid, Susan Vaughan.

1812

Feb 27Maiden speech in House of Lords.
Mar 10Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Cantos I & II published, which made Byron famous overnight.
Mar 25 – First saw Annabella Milbanke.
April – Affair with Lady Caroline Lamb started.
Aug 15 – Thomas Claughton offered £140,000 for Newstead but delayed payment.
Sept – Wrote Drury Lane Theatre Address at request of Lord Holland.
Oct – Proposal of marriage to Annabella Milbanke rejected; Wrote The Waltz.
Oct 24 – Left for Eywood, Presteign, to visit the Oxfords.
Nov 21 – Left Eywood to stay with Jerseys at Middleton.
Nov 30 – At Batt’s Hotel, Dover Street, London.
Dec 14(?) – Back at Eywood.

1813

Jan 19 – Took lodgings at 4 Bennet Street, St.James’.
May 29 – Accompanied Moore to visit Leigh Hunt in prison.
June 1 – Last speech in House of Lords.
June 8 – First edition of The Giaour published.
June 20 – Met Madame de Stael for first time.
Aug – Correspondence with Miss Milbanke begun.
Sept – Visit to Wedderburn Webster and dallied with Lady Frances Webster.
Oct 19 – "Spared" Lady Frances and returned to London.
Nov 14 – Began Journal (continued to April 19 1814).
Dec 2Bride of Abydos published.

1814

Feb 1Corsair published. 10,000 copies sold on day of publication.
March – Sat to Phillips for portrait.
March 28 – Rented apartment in Albany, Piccadilly.
April 2 – With Augusta at her home at Six Mile Bottom, Cambs [1] (http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/CAM/SixMileBottom/).
April 16Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte published anonymously.
July 1 – At Duke of Wellington’s Ball.
July 22 – At Hastings with Augusta.
Aug 6Lara published with Samuel Rogers’ Jacqueline.
Sept 9 – Tentative proposal to Annabelle Milbanke.
Sept 15 – Received Annabelle’s acceptance of proposal of marriage.
Oct 29 – Left for Seaham, near Durham, Annabelle’s home.
Oct 30-31 – At Six-Mile-Bottom with Augusta.
Nov 2 – Arrived Seaham.
Nov 16 – Left for London.
Nov 18 – At Cambridge .
Nov 19-22 – At Six Mile Bottom.
Nov 23 – Applauded by undergraduates at Cambridge University.
Nov 24 – London.
Dec 24 – Left with Hobhouse for Seaham.
Dec 25 – Christmas at Six Mile Bottom.
Dec 30 – Arrived Seaham.

1815

Jan 2 – Married to Miss Annabelle Milbanke at Seaham.
Jan 2-21Treaclemoon at Halnaby, Yorkshire.
Jan 21 – Mar 9 – At Seaham.
Mar 12-28 – At Six Mile Bottom.
Mar 29 – Settled at 13 Piccadilly Terrace, London.
April 7 – Met Sir Walter Scott at John Murray, Albemarle Street.
April 17 – Death of Lord Wentworth; Milbankes took name of Noel.
AprilHebrew Melodies published with musical score by Nathan.
May – Became member of Management Sub-Committee, Drury Lane Theatre.
June-July – Visited Leigh Hunt at Maida Vale, London.
July 29 – Signed new will leaving estate residue to Augusta Leigh.
Oct – Wrote Siege of Corinth.
Nov – Wrote Parisina.
Dec10 – Birth of Ada, poet’s only legitimate daughter.

To be completed...

1824

April 19 – Died
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