He’s the original ‘mad, bad, and dangerous to know’ hottie — George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, usually known as Lord Byron (January 22, 1788 – April 19, 1824). A hugely influential Romantic poet, Byron is also the inspiration for the “Byronic” hero, both in his poetry and in his own life. He was immensely talented and personally magnetic yet deeply flawed, arrogant, and self-destructive. He was incredibly privileged and flouted social conventions. All of this made him and his poetry fascinating during his lifetime and ever since, and Lord Byron has appeared in historical costume movies and TV a few times as main character and often in cameos related to the many famous people he socialized with.
The first in a run of frock flicks about the events in the summer of 1816 at Villa Diodati in Geneva, where Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, and others gathered together and Mary eventually wrote Frankenstein. This one goes more spooky.
Philip Anglim in Haunted Summer (1988)
Same story as Gothic, this one goes slightly more romance-y.