Friedrich Leopold Kircheisen

Friedrich Leopold Kircheisen

Born 1749
Died 1825

Alias: 

Friedrich Leopold von Kircheisen

Biography: 

Son of Karl David Kircheisen. Like his father, Kircheisen sought political office, and eventually succeeded to the post of Prussian minister of justice and even prime minister (1814-?).

The von was added to his name upon his ennoblement in 1798.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell met young Kircheisen when, on July 9, 1764, he took lodgings in the house of the Kircheisen's. His first impression was that young Kircheisen was lively. They saw a lot more of each other for the duration of Boswell's stay in Berlin. On July 26, Boswell and Kircheisen went with C. F. Hübner to the Garden of Corsica.