Arend Willem de Ginkel van Reede

Arend Willem de Ginkel van Reede

Born May 25, 1747 in s'Gravenhage
Died Jun 07, 1815 in Berlin


Baron van Reede
Young Reede


Son of Frederick William de Ginkell van Reede (d. 1747), 4th Earl of Athlone, and Louisa Isabella Hermelina van Wassenaar (d. 1756). Brother of Frederick Christian Rhynhart de Ginkell, 5th Earl of Athlone.1 Married (1769) to Heylwich Adriana Amarantha van Lynden (1740-1773), dau of Caspar Anthony van Lynden. Married (1791) to Wilhelmina von Krusemarck, dau of Freiherr Hans Friedrich von Krusemarck. Van Reede was at some time a close personal friend of Belle de Zuylen's.


  • 1. The Earldom of Athlone, Ireland had been conferred upon their ancestor Godard van Reede (1644-1722) by William III.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell and Reede dined together at Archibald Maclaine's on December 24, 1763. Boswell recorded part of the dinner conversation, at which Reede said that "[Belle] de Zuylen is very likable. She writes verses, but she is not ill natured. She jests..."

Boswell spent some time in Reede's company during his visit to The Hague in 1764 as well.