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