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Adolphus, Johnlocked

(1768–1845)
  • Francis Espinasse
  • , revised by Jonathan Harris

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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 ...

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