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Gibbon, Edwardlocked

(1737–1794)
  • David Womersley

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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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