Marianne de Chesne

Personal data
Alias
Madame Vattel
Biography

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

  • 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
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 descendants.