On April 19th 1824, George Gordon, sixth Lord Byron, dies at the age of 36. He died of a fever that he contracted during a rainstorm while drilling Greek troops who were fighting the Turks. While his heart and lungs are buried in Greece, his body is buried in Nottinghamshire, England.
Byron was arguably the first author-celebrity, known for his great looks and club foot and who made all the ladies of his time swoon.
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