On This Day, January 22

Romantic poet George Gordon, Lord Byron, was born on January 22, 1788 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Despite his later fortune and title, Byron grew up in poverty and was burdened by a clubfoot. At age 10, he inherited his great uncle’s title and became Lord Byron.  Byron was leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron’s best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, and the short lyric “She Walks in Beauty”. He travelled widely across Europe, especially in Italy where he lived for seven years. Later in life, Byron joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire, for which many Greeks revere him as a national hero. Find Lord Byron at the library and on hoopla.



Sly & the Family Stone hit #8 with “Dance to the Music” on January 22, 1968. Dance to the Music at the library,  on hoopla and in Freegal.

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