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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Edward Gibbon (8/05/1737 - 16/01/1794)

Edward GibbonEdward Gibbon

From E. Britannica
Edward Gibbon(born May 8 [April 27, Old Style], 1737, Putney, SurreyEngland—died January 16, 1794London), English rationalist historian and scholar best known as the author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–88), a continuous narrative from the 2nd century ce to the fall of Constantinople in 1453.


Gibbon’s grandfather, Edward, had made a considerable fortune and his father, also Edward, was able to live an easygoing life in society and Parliament. He married Judith, a daughter of James Porten, whose family had originated in Germany. Edward, too, had independent means throughout his life. He was the eldest and the only survivor of seven children, the rest dying in infancy./.../

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