Marianne de Chesne

Marianne de Chesne

Alias: 

Madame Vattel

Biography: 

“A member of a French noble family who had settled in Saxony”.1 In 1764 she married Emerich de Vattel at Dresden, with whom she had a son in January , 1765

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell was introduced to her by her husband on October 9, 1764. He described her as “a handsome young Polish lady”. She was actually of French descendance.

Notes: 

Note 1: According to the article Émerich de Vattel by J.E.G. Montgomery in the Journal of the Society of Comparative Legislation, Vol. 10, No. 1 (1909), pp. 17-39