Biographies of the people in Boswell's life

One of the amazing things about Boswell's journals is the sheer amount of persons that he met and described. Some are still famous, some forgotten and some have never been known to the public outside of their own narrow circles. This is an evolving catalogue of those people. Until now, more than 90% of the persons encountered in Journal of my Jaunt, Boswell's London Journal and Boswell in Holland are included, and work is under way for the journal of his German and Swiss travels.
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Margaret Montgomerie - Wife of James Boswell
Margaret Macdonald - daughter of the 9th Earl of Eglinton
Margaret Laurie - Mother of William McQuhae
Margaret Hume
Margaret Henderson - Boswell of Balmuto
Margaret Craufurd - Lady Dumfries
Mademoiselles Bottestein
Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen - Duchess of Saxe-Gotha-Aldenburg
Ludwig Christian Koch - Master of the Mint
Louise von Kameke
Louisa Suzanna van Nassau - Countess Degenfeld
Louisa Lewis - Drury Lane actress
Louis-Édouard Boufflers-Rouverel - Comte Boufflers
Louis Tissot - Doctor at Utrecht
Lord Adam Gordon
Lodewijk Theodoor II van Nassau-LaLecq
Leopoldine Anna von Anhalt
Laurence Sterne - Author of Tristram Shandy
Lauchlan Macpherson
Kenneth Mackenzie - Earl of Seaforth
Keith Stewart
Kasimire von Anhalt-Dessau
Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand - Duke of Brunswick
Karl Friedrich Abel
Karl David Kircheisen - Mayor of Berlin
Karl Andreas Bel - Professor
Julius Carl Schläger - Librarian and antiquarian at Gotha
Juliana Francisca von Buchwald - Grande Maîtresse
Josias von Qualen - Baron
Joshua Reynolds - Painter of Portraits
Joseph Ferguson - tutor to James Boswell and Vicar of Tundergarth Parish
Joseph du Fresne de Francheville
Joost Taets van Amerongen - Heer van Natewisch
Joost Taets van Amerongen
John Wilkes - Essay on Woman - Wilkes and Liberty
John Webster
John Wake - Privateer
John Vans Agnew - Laird of Sheuchan
John Trotter
John Stuart - Lord Mountstuart, Earl of Bute
John Stewart - Castle Stewart
John Stewart - 7th Earl of Galloway
John Spottiswoode - Laird of Spottiswoode
John Smith - M.D. of St. Mary Hall, Oxford
John Shaw of Dunaskin
John Shaw of Daltoune
John Ross Mackye - MP
John Reid
John Pringle - father of military medicine
John Ogilvie