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Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule.

 
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Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon
  • Born: May 8, 1737
  • Died: January 16, 1794
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Historian

Edward Gibbon FRS was an English historian, writer 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 and is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its polemical criticism of organised religion.

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