Edward Gibbon
(1737-1792)

Died aged 54

Edward Gibbon FRS (/ˈɡɪbən/; 8 May 1737 – 16 January 1794) was an English historian, writer 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 and is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion.

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Edward Gibbon 1737-1792 historian lived in a house on this site 1773-1783

7 Bentinck Street, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Edward Gibbon historian b.1737 Lime Grove

Above archway leading to ‘Crescent Stables’ next to Bright Cook House, 139 Upper Richmond Road SW15, London, United Kingdom where they was