The winds…

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
– Edward Gibbon


born in Putney, England, The United Kingdom, April 27, 1737

died: January 16, 1794

gender: male

genre: Nonfiction, History

Edward Gibbon was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The History is known principally for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open denigration of organized religion, though the extent of this is disputed by some critics.


4 thoughts on “The winds…

  1. April 27, 1737: British historian and politician Edward Gibbon was born in Putney, England, 276 years ago today.

  2. Ela, I have always wanted to read this. Maybe the time is right – love the description.

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