On this date in the year 1824, Lord Byron (whose real name was George Gordon) died of a fever. The English poet, who was known for dabbling in the occult arts, helped shape Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and gave John Polidori the idea for his novel The Vampyre. Lord Byron's heart was removed from his corpse and buried in Greece; the rest of his remains were shipped back to England.
(Dunwich,G. "The Wicca Book of Days" pg. 50)