Charles de Guiffardière

Charles de Guiffardière

Died 1810

Alias: 

Giffardier

Biography: 

Protestant clergyman. Sometime french reader to Queen Charlotte of England (1744-1818) and instructor in history to the royal princesses. Prebend of Ilfracombe, Salisbury Cathedral (1792-1810), Rector of Great Berkhampstead (1798-1810)1 and sometime Minister of the King's French Chapel. Author of Élémentaire d'Histoire Ancienne (1798). Fanny Burney referred to him as Mr. Turbulent, and described him as "here and there a little eccentric, but, in the main, merely good-humoured and high-spirited".2

  • 1. Source: Clergy of the Church of England Database
  • 2. Note 1: Dobson, Austin. (1903) Fanny Burney: (Madame D'Arblay) , p. 152. Other sources: Boswell in Holland 1763-64

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell met Guiffardière Utrecht in 1763, and they corresponded occasionally during his stay there.