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1711, May 311797, Mar 7
a German author who wrote in French. Besides his activities as a journalist or editor, he contributed to the French Encyclopédie. He was born and died in Berlin. Formey's principal works are La belle Wolfienne (1741–1753); Le Philosophe chrétien (1740); L'Emile chrétien (1764), intended as an answer to the Emile of Jean-Jacques Rousseau; and Souvenirs d'un citoyen (Berlin, 1789). He also published an immense number of contemporary memoirs in the transactions of the Berlin Academy.
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