Fr Biron, orig. a family name, after Biron, district in Périgord, France
George Gordon 6th Baron Byron 1788-1824; Eng. poet
See Byron in American Heritage Dictionary 4
British poet acclaimed as one of the leading figures of the romantic movement. The “Byronic hero”—lonely, rebellious, and brooding—first appeared in Manfred (1817). Among his other works are Childe Harold (1812-1818), The Prisoner of Chillon (1816), and the epic satire Don Juan (1819-1824). Byron was notorious for his love affairs and unconventional lifestyle. He died while working to secure Greek independence from the Turks.