Friedrich Ehrenreich Behmer

Friedrich Ehrenreich Behmer

Born Jan 10, 1721 in Berlin
Died Apr 26, 1777 in St. Petersburg


German jurist and sometime conseiller de guerre (member of the Prussian War-Council). In 1772 he became vice-president of the Justitzkollegium in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell went with the Kircheisens to a party at Behmer's on July 17, 1764. Behmer was the uncle of Mlle. Schartow, a girl who was raised by the Kircheisens as a part of their family. Boswell described him as "a big, gallant Allemand".


In 1771, Behmer published Otia in otio minime otiosi, which is sometimes available via He published some other works as well.