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Edward Gibbon
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Date of Birth: 8 May 1737

Place of Birth: Putney, Surrey

Date of Death: 16 January 1794

Place of Death: St James Street, London


Edward Gibbon was born on 8 May 1737 in Putney, Surrey, the son of Edward and Judith Gibbon, and was the only one of their six children to survive into adulthood. Mainly educated privately due to ill health, he spent several years at a school in Kingston-upon-Thames (…

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Bennett, Clinton, “Edward Gibbon”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>

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