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Hartlib, Samuellocked

(c. 1600–1662)
  • M. Greengrass


Hartlib, Samuel (c. 1600–1662), educational reformer and writer, was born at Elbing, the Baltic town that was then part of western Poland. Hartlib described his father as 'a merchant, but no ordinary one' (Hartlib papers, 26/1/1A). The family claimed 'very ancient extraction in the German empire' as privy councillors to the emperor and syndics of the cities of ...

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