Edward Gibbon: The winds and waves are always..

Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon

“The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”

Edward Gibbon

April 27, 1737: British historian and politician Edward Gibbon was born in Putney, England, 276 years ago today. He is best known as the author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, inspired by a visit to Rome during his grand tour.

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27/04/2013 · 18:25

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