Edward Gibbon 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 organised religion. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Edward Gibbon
Nationality:
England
Profession:
Author, Historian
Date of Birth:
May 8, 1737
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
January 16, 1794
Age at Death:
56
Cause of Death:
Peritonitis
Edward Gibbon Timeline
  • 1764-10-15
    Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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