Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

French natural historian

Date of Birth: 07-Sep-1707

Place of Birth: Montbard, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Date of Death: 16-Apr-1788

Profession: astronomer, writer, physicist, mathematician, translator, zoologist, biologist, ornithologist, botanist, entomologist, philosopher, volcanologist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

  • Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (French: [???? lwi l?kl?? k?~t d? byf?~]; 7 September 1707 – 16 April 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopĂ©diste. His works influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier.
  • Buffon published thirty-six quarto volumes of his Histoire Naturelle during his lifetime; with additional volumes based on his notes and further research being published in the two decades following his death.Ernst Mayr wrote that "Truly, Buffon was the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century".Buffon held the position of intendant (director) at the Jardin du Roi, now called the Jardin des Plantes.

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