First name(s)
Charles Paul Alphonse (known as Alphonse)
Position(s) held at King's College London Ref: *1
  • Lecturer in French (1854-1856)
  • Professor of French (1856 -1885)
  • Fellow and Emeritus Professor of French Literature.

Education & professional details



Position(s) held (non King's College London) Ref: *2
  • Tutor to Princes Albert Victor and George, sons of Edward VII
  • Examiner in French (Grade II) Society of Arts
  • French examiner University of Oxford, Eton College, Queen's College University of London, Charterhouse and St. Paul's School.
Publications Ref: *3
  • French for Children (1862)
  • Half-hours of French (Williams and Norgate, 1884) 
  • French and English idioms and proverbs: with critical and historical notes (Hachette, 1896)

Personal details

Date of birth
6th June 1827
Place of birth
Paris, France
Date of death
26th October 1906
Place of death
Rueil Malmaison, Paris, France
Family details Ref: *4

Son of Francois Paulin Mariette and Eugenie Sophie Melanie Delobeau; married Adelaide Emma Cobbold (d. 1881) in 1858; children:  Ernest Paul Alphonse (b. 1861), Frank Auguste (b. 1863), Sidney Brewer (b. 1865), Edgar Henry (b. 1866), Richard Lionel (b. 1869); married second wife Camille Henrietta Velentine Silbermann in 1885 .

Notes Ref: *5

  • Came to England 23/1/1852.
  • Prince Albert Victor, son of Edward VII, wrote in French, with translation, to his tutor Monsieur Mariette, wishing him a happy Christmas and hoping to see him soon at Sandringham, " We have enough snow to make snow balls, I am very happy doing that" , he " went out this morning, it was very cold" , ending " With best wishes from your affectionate pupil" (1876).
  • Son Frank Auguste went to King's College School
  • Given a leave of absence to visit family (1874-1875)

* References

  1. King's College London Calendar 1886; KA/C/M11
  2. https://archive.org
  3. http://archive.org; http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
  4. www.family-tree.cobboldfht.com
  5. http://www.sophiedupre.com/
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