Johann Heinrich Samuel Formey
German churchman, educator, author, and journalistDied when: 85 years 280 days (1029 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Johann Heinrich Samuel Formey (French: Jean Henri Samuel Formey; 31 May 1711 – 7 March 1797) was a German churchman, educator, author, and journalist.
The son of an immigrant French family, he preached, taught, and wrote in French.A founding member of the Berlin Academy, he wrote thousands of letters, popularized scientific and philosophical ideas, and also contributed to Diderot's Encyclopédie.