Edward Gibbon

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Edward Gibbon (8 May 1737 – 16 January 1794) was an English historian, writer, and Member of Parliament. He is best known as the author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, on both the fall of the Western Roman Empire and fall of the Byzantine Empire.

The book was critical of Christianity, a view popular with the Enlightenment movement at the time the book was written.

Despite criticisms of Christianity still being popular by leftists, Gibbon's theory is today not a popular one, possibly in part related to Gibbon also criticizing Judaism, with the argued problems with Christianity in part seen as due to inheritance from Judaism.

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