Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon

Born: May 8, 1737

Died: January 16, 1794

Nationality: English

Occupation: Historian

Biography: Edward Gibbon 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 organized religion.

Source/Notes: The miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon: with memoirs of his life and writing composed by himself, illustrated from his letters with occasional notes and narrative (1837 edition)
Source/Notes: The miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon: with memoirs of his life and writing composed by himself, illustrated from his letters with occasional notes and narrative (1837 edition)
Source/Notes: Miscellaneous works: with memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself, illustrated from his letters. Miscellaneous (1814 edition)

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Source/Notes: Miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself (1796 edition)
Source/Notes: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The Modern Library Collection (Complete and Unabridged) (2013 edition), Random House LLC - ISBN: 9780812984835
Source/Notes: Vol. 1, Chap. 49. - The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (1776)
Source/Notes: Vol. 1, Chap. 11. - The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire (1776)

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Source/Notes: The miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon: with memoirs of his life and writing composed by himself, illustrated from his letters with occasional notes and narrative (1837 edition)
Source/Notes: Gibbon's History of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, repr. with the omission of all passages of an irreligious or immoral tendency, by T. Bowdler (1826 edition)