• Born year: 1600
  • Born in: Elbląg
  • Death year: 1662
  • Death in: London
Samuel Hartlib

Samuel Hartli(e)b (ca. 1600 – 10 March 1662) was a German-British polymath. An active promoter and expert writer in many fields, he was interested in science, medicine, agriculture, politics, and education. He settled in England, where he married and died. He was a contemporary of Robert Boyle whom he knew well, and a neighbour of Samuel Pepys in Axe Yard.Hartlib is often described as an "intelligencer", and indeed has been called "the Great Intelligencer of Europe".