Definition of Edward Gibbon
1. Noun. English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794).
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1. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1903)
"Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was the eldest son of a country gentleman of good family. He was born at Putney on the 271)1 of April 1737 ; of the seven children ..."
2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"Law came into the family as tutor of Edward Gibbon, said to be the ' Flatus ' of the ' Serious Call.' Edward was sent to Westminster and to Emmanuel College ..."
3. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1897)
"Î. The Correspondence of Edward Gibbon. Edited by RE Prothero. Two Volumes. London,. 3. The Girlhood of Maria Josepha Holroyd, in Letters from to. ..."