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Edward Gibbon
b. May 8, 1737 – d. January 16, 1794 • Historian
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Gibbon, Edward
Gibbon, Edward (1737–94), historian of the later Roman Empire. He was born at Putney. His weak constitution prevented normal schooling, but he was an omnivorous reader. He was educated at Westminster and in 1752, at the early age of 15, sent to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was converted to the
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Gibbon, Edward
Gibbon, Edward(1737–94). The ‘Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ by Edward Gibbon has been read by millions of people, as much for its beauty of narrative expression as for its fascinating insights into the past. Gibbon was born at Putney in Surrey, England, on May 8, 1737. His family was well off,
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Gibbon, Edward
Gibbon, Edward (1737–1794)English historianGibbon was born at Putney, Surrey. While a student at Westminster, he read history voraciously, but in 1749 left because of poor health. After a series of indifferent tutors, he entered Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1752. He was soon expelled for espousing