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Edward Gibbon
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Born in Putney, London
Born on 27th of April 1737
Died on 16th of January 1794

Born 1737. Died 1794 - English historian.

Educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. Best known for his work The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (6 volumes), published between 1776 and 1788.

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