Hendrik Fagel - Greffier

Hendrik Fagel

Born 1706
Died 1790

Alias: 

Greffier Fagel

Biography: 

2nd Greffier of the States-General (1742-1744), 1st Greffier of the States-General (1744/1790).1

The 4th Earl of Chesterfield wrote that "[Greffier Fagel] had the deepest knowledge of business, and the soundest judgment, of any man I ever knew in my life;"2

  • 1. The governmental position of Greffier roughly resembles that of a Secretary of State. Fagel had inherited the position from his uncle.
  • 2. In The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, p. 610

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell met the Greffier Fagel on May 13, 1764, at Count Rhoon's, and wrote that the Greffier had seemed pleased with him.