From 1777 to 1783 James Boswell was a columnist for the London Magazine, writing a total of seventy essays under the pseudonym the Hypochondriack.
Frederick William II of Prussia
Frederick William II of PrussiaBorn Sep 25, 1744 in Berlin
Died Nov 16, 1797 in Potsdam
Son of Prince August William (1722-1758) of Prussia, and Louise Amalie (1722-1780) of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Nephew of Frederick II (1712-1786) the Great, who he succeeded as King of Prussia in 1786. He is mostly known today for having mis-managed the state of Prussia to an extent so that the economic and military power which Frederick II left him in 1786, had gone bankrupt and lost most of its military power by the time of his death in 1797.
Boswell was introduced to the future King by George Keith in Potsdam on July 3, 1764.