Reference Entry

Adolphus, John (1768-1845), barrister and historian

Francis Espinasse and Jonathan Harris

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Adolphus, John (1768-1845), barrister and historian, was born in London on 7 August 1768; he was of German-Jewish descent. His grandfather was domestic physician to Frederick the Great, and wrote a French romance, Histoire des diables modernes (1763), which is sometimes wrongly ascribed to Adolphus. Adolphus was brought up by ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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