Samuel Engel.Mitglied des Raths der Republ. Bern Geb. das d.1t Dec. 1702. Gestorb. das. d. 26t Mrt. 1784.
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Samuel Engel (1702-1784) the Swiss writer, geographer, economist and bibliophile. He was librarian of the city, a magistrate of Aarberg, and a member of 'Grand Conseil'. He published a number of works on geographical discoveries and explorations, particularly those relating to America, Asia, and the polar regions. American interest. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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