During his stay in Berlin in 1764, Boswell lived in the house of Karl David Kircheisen, the president of the Berlin city council.
Andrei ShuvalovBorn Jun 23, 1743
Died Apr 24, 1789
Titular chamberlain to Catherine II of Russia, and a favorite of hers since his 19th year. Son of Peter Shuvalov (1711-1762)1 and Mavra Shepeleva (1708-1759). Married (1762) to Ekaterina Saltykova (1743-1816).
Later sources have named Shuvalov as the likely author of a great part of Catherine II's letters.
- 1. Sometime Field Marshal and Minister of Defence of Russia. In 1760 he founded the city of Izhevsk as a private venture, which passed to the crown after the count's death just two years later.
Life with Boswell:
Boswell met Shuvalov in Brunswick in 1764. On August 13 of that year, he described him, in his journal, as "a little, lively man [with] a knowledge of the names of books, if not more, and much easiness of manner. He and I were very well."