"Homage to Lord Byron, 200 Years from his Death" - Friday 19 April 2024

Υπό την Αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού - Under the Auspices of the Ministry of Culture

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The Messolonghi Byron Society


The Messolonghi Byron Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 in Messolonghi, Greece. We are devoted to promoting scholarly and general understanding of Lord Byron’s life and poetry as well as cultivating appreciation for other historical figures in the 19th-century international Philhellenic movement, idealists who, like Byron, gave their fortunes, talents, and lives for the cause of Greek Independence.

With gracious cooperation from the local people and Authorities, the Greek and the International Byron Societies and individual Byronists from around the world, the Messolonghi Byron Society has grown in size and prominence by organizing many local, national and international activities dedicated to the memory of the poet. Among these activities have been International Conferences, lectures, one-day sessions, staging of plays inside and outside Greece, participation in British and Greek festivals, competitions, cultural events involving speakers and groups from England and America, exchanges, hospitality to Byronists from around the world, and twinning of Messolonghi and Nottinghamshire schools.

The Byron Society has published a historical guide to the Monuments in the Garden of the Heroes (in four languages), and has established a collaboration with the English Faculties of the University of Athens and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The foundation of the International Research Center for Byron and Philhellenism in October 2001 was an important and catalytic event in the society’s recent history, and inaugurated by the Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania.

We are grateful to the generosity of the Mayor and City Council of Messolonghi. The Messolonghi Byron Center is now located in the upper floor of Byron House.

Messolonghi is a small Greek city on the north shore of the Gulf of Patras. Picturesquely located between craggy mountains and Europe’s largest lagoon, Messolonghi boasts a thriving fishery, a world-famous sea-salt industry, olive and lemon groves, a distinguished artistic community–and a sacred place in Greek history. Birthplace of five Greek prime ministers, Messolonghi was the western center of the Greek war of independence from the Ottoman Empire. Here the celebrated English poet and Philhellene Lord Byron came to devote his talents and fortune to the Greek revolutionary cause–and here he died of fever on April 19, 1824.

Εκδήλωση: Εις το θάνατο του λορδ Μπάυρον
του Διονυσίου Σολωμού
στο πλαίσιο των Εορτών Εξόδου 2021
και της 13ης Επετείου της Ημέρας Φιλελληνισμού
και Διεθνούς Αλληλεγγύης
Κυριακή, 18/4/2021, 20:00

Μια παραγωγή
της Βυρωνικής Εταιρείας Ιεράς Πόλεως Μεσολογγίου,
με πρωταγωνιστές τα παιδιά της Ομάδας Φιλαναγνωσίας
του 2ου Λυκείου Μεσολογγίου,
γυρισμένη στο Μουσείο της
“Για τον Λόρδο Βύρωνα και τον Φιλελληνισμό”
που φιλοξενεί την Επετειακή Έκθεση

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Honorary President of the Messolonghi Byron Society

John Lytton, 5th Earl of Lytton, a direct descendant of Lord Byron

The Messolonghi Byron  Society is pleased to announce that Lord Lytton, descendant of the poet and philhellene George Gordon Noel Byron, sixth Baron Byron (1788-1824), has been pleased to accept the proposal of the Society’s President, Rodanthi Rosa Florou, to become Honorary President of the MBS. Lord Lytton and his family have enjoyed strong ties of friendship with the President and the MBS over 30 years.
John Lytton (Lord Lytton), 5th Earl of Lytton and 18th Baron Wentworth, is a member of the House of Lords and a direct descendant of the British poet and philhellene Lord Byron through his daughter Ada Lovelace, the world’s first female computer programmer.

Mrs Rodanthi-Rosa Florou

On behalf of the Messolonghi Byron Society and its Byron Research Center, I would like to extend a warm worldwide welcome to students, scholars, and others who are devoted to Byron and his works, plus other literary figures of the philhellenic movement.
We invite you to visit the sacred city that was the endpoint of Byron’s last pilgrimage and look forward to sharing Messolonghi’s beautiful natural environment, and the distinctive cultural, historical, and academic recources with you.