10. Lord Byron
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Lord Byron was born in Holles St., off Oxford St. in 1788. He is considered a leading figure in the romantic movement. One of his most recognisable works is the satiric poem “Don Juan”.
He is regarded as one of Britain’s greatest poets, and also as the romantic era’s most controversial poet because of his excessive lifestyle and debts.
After travelling to Europe, he fought in the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. He had numerous love affairs with men and women, and is even rumoured to have had an encounter with his half sister.