Date (day): 27; Date (month): April; Informations: (N.S. May 8): born Edward Gibbon III at Lime Grove manor, town of Putney, county of Surrey, approx. 8 km (5 miles) WSW of old city London. Parents: Edward Gibbon II, Judith Porten.


Date (day): 27; Date (month): June; Informations: vol. 6 HDFRE finished; project complete: "I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and perhaps the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind by the idea that I had taken my everlasting leave of an old and agreable [sic] companion…" (AEG, 333-34.)


Date (day): 30; Date (month): May; Informations: Surviving his friend by more than a full generation, Sheffield dies at his home in London, age 79; interred near Gibbon in Fletching church, Sussex.