Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1737-05-08
Death 1794-01-16
Gender:
Male
Britons
French, English

Biographical notes:

English historian.

From the description of Autograph letter : place not specified, to Georges Deyverdun, 1775 May 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269587493

From the description of Letter, 1775 Feb. 17, to [Hester Gibbon?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500050

From the description of Library catalogue cards, ca. 1783-1789. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122289309

From the description of Receipt book : manuscript, 1780-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269599276

From the description of Autograph order signed : place not specified, to his banker Monsieur Panchaud, 1777 Oct. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 609694685

From the description of Receipt book : manuscript, 1773-1780. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269595319

From the description of Autograph draft of a letter : to an unidentified "My Lord", undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269561423

From the description of Autograph order signed : place not specified, to his banker Monsieur Panchaud, 1777 Oct. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269590883

From the description of Account book : autograph manuscript, 1783 Aug. 18-1786 June 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269561192

From the description of Autograph promissory note : place not specified, to Peter Elmsley, 1783 Aug. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269592425

From the description of Manuscript bond signed, 1766 Feb. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269592630

From the description of Letter, 1793 Dec. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510733

From the description of Bond signed, 1768 May 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 609877778

From the description of Autograph order signed : place not specified, to his banker Monsieur Panchaud, 1777 Oct. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 609697827

From the description of Autograph corrections to proof sheets, 1788. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 609682188

Edward Gibbon, English historian and Member of Parliament. He is best known for his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788).

From the description of Edward Gibbon manuscript material : 1 item, 1760 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 232505895

Epithet: merchant, of London; father of the historian

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000565.0x00029e

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.

From the guide to the Edward Gibbon: Papers, Late 18th century-1950, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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Subjects:

  • English literature--18th century
  • Historians--Correspondence
  • Classical literature--History and critisicm
  • Historians--Biography

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Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Campo Freddo, Italy (as recorded)
  • Minorca, Spain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Portugal, Europe (as recorded)