|George Gordon, 6th Baron. 1788--1824, British Romantic poet, noted also for his passionate and disastrous love affairs. His major works include Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812--18), and Don Juan (1819--24). He spent much of his life abroad and died while fighting for Greek independence|
|Byron (bī'rən) Pronunciation Key
British mathematician who collaborated with Charles Babbage in the development of the analytical engine, an early computer. Byron's most important contribution was the compilation of detailed notations about how the machine could be programmed.