Denis-Daniel de Froment

Denis-Daniel de Froment

Died 1810


A huguenot Frenchman who in 1763 married Emet-Ulla. They divorced in 1765, and Froment continued to live on an annual pension of £800 paid to him by Emet-Ulla's adopted father, Lord Marischal.

He had been in the Regiment di Monfort in the service of Sardinia until March 1763.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell first met Froment, the husband of his travelling companion from Utrecht to Berlin, Emet-Ulla, in Berlin on July 5, 1764. He described him as "a lively Frenchman, pretty much mellowed.". Boswell and Froment stayed within a short distance of each other during Boswell's Berlin stay, and they often dined together.


Main source for the biography is The Journal of his German and Swiss Travels, 1764.