Portrait of Emer de Vattel

Emer de Vattel

1714 – 1767

Emer de Vattel (1714-1767) was one of the foremost theorists of natural law in the 18th century. His writings were widely read in the American colonies and had a profound impact on the thinking of the framers of the American constitution.

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Read the Liberty Classic Bringing Natural Law to the Nations from Law & Liberty

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