Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
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|Birth:||27th April, 1737|
|Death:||16th January, 1794|
Edward Gibbon was born in Putney, Surrey, England. He was an English historian and politician. 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 Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion. He published his first book, Essai sur l'Étude de la Littérature in 1761, which produced an initial taste of celebrity and distinguished him, in Paris at least, as a man of letters.
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