Full name[]

Christoph Chappuzeau

Name variations[]

Chapuzeau, Chapiseau, Chapuseau and many others

Vital Statistics[]

One of Samuels's sons was described by Constantijn Huygens in 1680 as “un garcon noireau avec des cheveux courts”, a dark boy with short hair. It is not clear which son this was, probably not Christoph as he was then 23.


Christoph was the son of Samuel Chappuzeau (1625-1701), who was a scholar, author, playwright and tutor, and Maria de la Serra(z) (c1629-1662).


See entry for Samuel Chappuzeau


  • Anna Katharina Pflaumbaum (c1661-1744) married 17 OCT 1681


Christoph had 18 children, who were educated at the expense of the Duke of Celle.

  • Jermias Hermann Chappuzeau (1682-after 1716)
  • Katharina Elisabeth Chappuzeau (1683-1689)
  • Helena Clara Chappuzeau (1685-?)
  • Albrecht Ludwig Chappuzeau (1686-1748), Dr Med
  • Johann Christopher Chappuzeau (1687-?)
  • Johann Heinrich Chappuzeau (1688-?)
  • Georg Christian Chappuzeau (1690-1727)
  • Catharina Elisabeth Chappuzeau (1691-1719)
  • Maria Margaretha Chappuzeau (1692-1722)
  • Konrad Nicolaus Chappuzeau (1693-?)
  • Sara Chappuzeau (1695-?)
  • Maria Juliana Chappuzeau (1696-?)
  • Georg Wilhelm (1697-?)
  • Eleonora Maria Chappuzeau (1698-?)
  • Carl Wilhelm Chappuzeau (1700-?)
  • Susanne Elisabeth Chappuzeau (1702-1782) married Nicolaus Eggers
  • Margaretha Louisa Chappuzeau (1703-?)
  • Anna Hedewig Chappuzeau (1704-?)


Little is known of his life


Christophe was Secretary to the Duke of Celle for many years


Many descendants known, in Germany and Chile. It is believed that all the Chappuzeaus in Germany today are descended from Albrecht Ludwig, Dr. med., Hofmedicus, later a royal doctor (königlicher großbrittannischer kurfürstlicher hannoverischer Leibmedicus - is this Royal British physician to the Elector of Hannover?)




H.K. Eggers, Das altfranzösische Geschlecht Chappuzeau, 1880 (updated 1968)

F Meinel, 1908 Dissertation "Samuel Chappuzeau 1625-1701" University of Leipzig

Dr. W. Gaade, article in 'De Nederlandsche Leeuw' in 1954

Amsterdam Archive (

LDS = The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family Search

External links[]

See German Wikipedia for one of his grandsons