George Louis Leclerc

[Comte De Buffon]

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Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte of Buffon (7 September 1707 – 16 April 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopedic author.

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 ... more »

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  • ''Style is the man himself.
    [Le style c'est l'homme même.]''
    Leclerc, George-Louis Buffon, Comte De (1707-1788), French naturalist. inaugural address, Aug. 25, 1753, Académie Française, Paris. Discours sur le St...
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