Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794 (historian)
- Existence: 1737 - 1794
Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), historian, was born at Putney on 27 April 1737, and educated at Westminster School and Magdalen College, Oxford. He served in the Hampshire militia, 1759-1770, before settling in London in 1772. Gibbon was a Member of Parliament, 1774-1783, and Professor of Ancient History at the Royal Academy. He published The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire in 1788. He died in London on 16 January 1794.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Six playing cards, with notes on the back by Gibbon relating to his reading.
A receipt account by David Roch, cordonnier, 1 January 1786, in French, with a transcription taken from Revue historique Vaudoise, December 1950, and 'The personal and household bills of Edward Gibbon', an article from Notes and queries, 29 October 1949, pp. 474-476.
Anonymous notes entitled 'The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon Esq. A few remarks thereon and some of his authorities examined'