I decided to create this section because, in his own time as well as ours, Byron’s many love affairs formed a great part of the ‘Byronic’ legend. Also, they’re fun to read about. This is the 19th century equivalent of the National Enquirer – except these stories are true! They are only briefly described here; if you want the in-depth stories, pick up Marchand’s 3-volume biography.
Portraits of several of these ladies are available at the link below. Most are coming soon. We will update the website accordingly.
Portraits of Byron’s Lovers
Mary Chaworth (later Mrs Musters)
Augusta Byron (later Mrs George Leigh)
Lady Elizabeth Melbourne
Lady Caroline Lamb
Lady Jane Elizabeth Scott, Countess of Oxford
Anne Isabella Milbanke (later Lady Annabella Byron)
Countess Teresa Guiccioli
The Macri Sisters – Katinka, Mariana & Theresa (the ‘Maid of Athens’)
Elena da Mosta
Marianna, his landlord’s wife in Venice
Margarita Conti, the baker’s wife
his many affairs in Italy
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