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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Edward Gibbon

1737-1794

 
 
Edward Gibbon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Edward Gibbon Marker
Inscription.

Historian
lived in a house
on this site
1773-1783

 
Erected 1964 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.033′ N, 0° 9.008′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Betinck Street just east of Welbeck Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Betinck Street, City of Westminster, England W1U 2EH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Smithson (a few steps from this marker); Sir James MacKenzie (a few steps from this marker); Sir Patrick Manson (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Young (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir F. Paolo Tosti (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hector Berlioz (about 90 meters away); Stephen Pearce (about 120 meters away); Thomas Woolner RA (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Edward Gibbon (Wikipedia). "Edward Gibbon FRS (8 May 1737 – 16 January 1794) was an English historian, writer and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline
Edward Gibbon Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Edward Gibbon Marker - Wide View
and Fall of the Roman Empire
, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788 and is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organised religion. Yet his works are considered outdated today as Edward Gibbon's central thesis, that Rome fell due to embracing Christianity, is no longer accepted in academia today." (Submitted on December 9, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Edward Gibbon (Frontispiece from <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire</i>) image. Click for full size.
Engraved by Joseph Hall after a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds (courtesy of the NYPL), 1800
3. Edward Gibbon (Frontispiece from The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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