George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement.
It is claimed that Lord Byron was an old boy at Streatham School/Academy which opened in 1785 in grounds facing Streatham Common on Streatham High Road and he carved his initials on an outbuilding. The School was demolished in 1925 and replaced by shops and flats.
Byron Close in Streatham is named after him.
He was also educated at Dr Glennie’s Academy in Dulwich (on the site of the Grove Tavern at the junction of Dulwich Common and Lordship Lane)