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Gibbon, Edward (1737–1794), historian

David Womersley

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Gibbon, Edward (1737–1794), historian, was born at Lime Grove, Putney, on 27 April 1737, the son of Edward Gibbon (1707–1770), MP and farmer, and his first wife, Judith (1709/10–1747), the daughter of James Porten. His life reveals much about literary relations between England...

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