VI People in Portrait, 53 Emer de Vattel (1714–1767)
Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters
- 1648-1815 — Statehood, jurisdiction of states, organs of states
Emer de Vattel (1714–1767), was born on 25 April 1714 in the province of Neuchâtel, the son of protestant refugees. 1 In 1758, he published The Law of Nations or the Principles of Natural Law Applied to the Conduct and to the Affairs of Nations and of Sovereigns. 2 The work enjoyed considerable success, much to the amazement of the author himself. As a result, he was immediately summoned to Dresden by Augustus III who offered him employment as a diplomat, a position to which he had long aspired. From its first publication, Vattel's Law of Nations attracted...