James Alban Gibbs (Dr. Gibbs)
A physician who met John Evelyn during John’s visit to Rome.
Described by Austin Dobson as
“James Alban Gibbs, a Scotchman, bred at Oxford, and resident many years at Rome, where he died 1677, and was buried in the Pantheon there, with an epitaph to his memory under a marble bust. He was an extraordinary character. In Mood’s Athenæ is a long account of him, and some curious additional particulars will be found in Warton’s Life of Dr. Bathurst. He was a writer of Latin poetry, a small collection of which he published at Rome, with his portrait prefixed.”
- The English Pilgrimage to Rome: A Dwelling for the Soul By Judith Champ