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Offline Maik

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Lord Byron
« on: Thursday, 19 April, 2018 @ 12:12:08 »
Lord Byron: The Romantic Poet Who Died for Greece

For Greeks, Λόρδος Βύρωνας, as he is called, epitomized the word ‘philhellene’ as he died at the age of 36 for the freedom of a homeland that was not even his own.

In 1823 Byron received an invitation to actively support the Greek struggle for independence from Ottoman rule. He spent a tremendous amount of his personal fortune to repair ships of the Greek fleet and set up his own military squad, composed of fighters from Souli.

After staying for six months in Cephalonia...

"mad, bad and dangerous to know" - a lot more about Byron on Wikipedia

Offline TonyKath

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Re: Lord Byron
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 22 April, 2018 @ 13:24:18 »
Interesting article.  He got about a bit - in more ways than one!  ;)