Family tree of Albert GALLATIN

American politician, Ambassador, Diplomat, Civil servant

SwissBorn Albert Abraham Alphonse GALLATIN

Genevan-American politician, diplomat, ethnologist and linguist

Born on January 29, 1761 in Genève , Switzerland

Died on August 12, 1849 in Astoria, New York , United States

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His parents were the wealthy Jean Gallatin and Jean's wife, Sophie Albertine Rollaz. Gallatin's family had great influence in the Republic of Geneva, and many family members held distinguished positions in the magistracy and the military. Jean Gallatin, a prosperous merchant, died in 1765, followed by Sophie in April 1770. Now orphaned, Gallatin was taken into the care of Mademoiselle Pictet, a family friend and distant relative of Gallatin's father. In January 1773, Gallatin was sent to study at the elite Academy of Geneva.

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