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Edward Gibbon

Birthplace: Lime Grove, Putney, Surrey, England
Death: Died in London, England
Place of Burial: Fletching, Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Gibbon and Judith Gibbon

Occupation: English Historian & MP
Managed by: Johanna van Beusekom
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About Edward Gibbon

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Edward Gibbon (8 May 1737 – 16 January 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organised religion..."

"...Edward Gibbon was born in 1737, the son of Edward and Judith Gibbon at Lime Grove, in the town of Putney, Surrey. He had six siblings: five brothers and one sister, all of whom died in infancy. His grandfather, also named Edward, had lost all of his assets as a result of the South Sea Bubble stock market collapse in 1720, but eventually regained much of his wealth, so that Gibbon's father was able to inherit a substantial estate..."


Edward Gibbon (8 mei (gregoriaanse kalender) 1737, Putney - 16 januari 1794, Londen) was een Engels historicus, bekend om zijn uitzonderlijke beschrijving van de ondergang van het Romeinse Rijk: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (De geschiedenis van de neergang en val van het Romeinse Rijk, uitgegeven als Verval en ondergang van het Romeinse Rijk). Dit grote en veelomvattende werk heeft de geschiedschrijving veranderd, zowel door zijn bronnengebruik als door het ironisch taalgebruik.

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May 8, 1737
Putney, Surrey, England
January 16, 1794
Age 56
London, England
Fletching, Sussex, England