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Edward Gibbon

1737 - 1794

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Edward Gibbon (; 8 May 1737 – 16 January 1794) was an English essayist, historian, and politician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Gibbon has received more than 1,367,478 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward Gibbon is the 34th most popular historian (down from 27th in 2019), the 313th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 270th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Historian.

Edward Gibbon is most famous for his book, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

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Among historians, Edward Gibbon ranks 34 out of 339Before him are Arrian, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Ibn Kathir, Eric Hobsbawm, Hippolyte Taine, and Jacques Le Goff. After him are William of Tyre, Ibn Ishaq, Erwin Panofsky, Leonardo Bruni, Lucien Febvre, and Samuel von Pufendorf.

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Among people born in 1737, Edward Gibbon ranks 3Before him are Luigi Galvani and Johann Friedrich Struensee. After him are Thomas Paine, Michael Haydn, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Josef Mysliveček, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, and Louise of France. Among people deceased in 1794, Edward Gibbon ranks 8Before him are Maximilien Robespierre, Georges Danton, Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Cesare Beccaria, Marquis de Condorcet, and Camille Desmoulins. After him are Jacques Hébert, Élisabeth of France, Alexandre de Beauharnais, Georges Couthon, André Chénier, and William Jones.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Gibbon ranks 313 out of 7,765Before him are Halford Mackinder (1861), Æthelred the Unready (968), Patrick Stewart (1940), John Hurt (1940), David II of Scotland (1324), and William Petty (1623). After him are Benny Hill (1924), Stanley Matthews (1915), Thomas Andrews (1873), Robert Falcon Scott (1868), John Herschel (1792), and Anne Neville (1456).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Edward Gibbon ranks 3Before him are Arnold J. Toynbee (1889) and Bede (672). After him are Bernard Lewis (1916), Henry Thomas Buckle (1821), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), Peter Burke (1937), Anthony Blunt (1907), Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), Norman Davies (1939), E. P. Thompson (1924), and Ian Kershaw (1943).