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date: 30 September 2020

Byron, George Gordon, sixth Baron (1788–1824) Poet, 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

son of Captain John Byron, ‘Mad Jack’, who eloped with and married Lady Carmarthen, and had by her a daughter, Augusta, who was to be of great importance in Byron's life. As his second wife Captain Byron married Catherine Gordon of Gight, an impetuous Scot, who became Byron's mother. The boy was born in London, with a club‐foot which (it is generally supposed) had a profound effect on his future temperament. ... ...

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