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.
Hendrik Carel van Nassau-LaLecqBorn 1696
Son of Maurits Lodewijk II van Nassau-LaLecq (1670-1740) and Elisabeth Wilhelmina van Nassau-Odijk (1671-1729). Married firstly (1739) to Adrienne Marguerite Huguetan (1701-1752) and secondly (1753) to Johanna Gevaerts.
Life with Boswell:
Although Boswell had known the Count's much younger wife for at least a month, he apparently wasn't introduced to the Count until December 4, 1763.