James Boswell died in 1795 believing he had touched and kissed a cache of Shakespeare's original letters and papers discovered by a Mr. Ireland. His friend, Edmond Malone, publicly exposed the lot as a forgery just a year later.
Gerhard Christiaan Rücker - Professor of Law
Gerhard Christiaan Rücker
Professor of law at Utrecht University (around 1760).
Possibly the Johann Gerhard Christian Rücker (1722-1780) who was sometime professor at Groningen.1
Boswell went to Rücker's lecture on September 20, 1763, before settling on following Professor Trotz's lectures instead.