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Emer de Vattel (1714–1767)

Vattel, Emer de (vä-tel’). A celebrated Swiss publicist and jurist; born at Couvet, Neuchâtel, April 25, 1714; died on Dec. 28, 1767. His great work is ‘The Law of Nations; or, Principles of the Law of Nature applied to the Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns’ (2 vols., 1758). He wrote also: ‘Philosophical Leisure Hours’ (1747); ‘Literary, Moral, and Political Miscellanies’ (1757); ‘Questions of Natural Right; or, Observations on Wolf’s Treatise on the Law of Nature’ (1762).