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 (bo͞o-fôN′), Comte Georges Louis Leclerc de 1707-1788.
French naturalist whose monumental Histoire Naturelle (36 volumes, 1749-1788) provided encyclopedic coverage of vertebrate biology, geology, and mineralogy and was renowned for its elegant style.


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(Biography) Georges Louis Leclerc (ʒɔrʒ lwi ləklɛr), Comte de. 1707–88, French encyclopedist of natural history; principal author of Histoire naturelle (36 vols., 1749–89), containing the Époques de la nature (1777), which foreshadowed later theories of evolution



Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707–88, French naturalist.
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Whence, in the name of Count Buffon and Baron Cuvier, came those dogs that I saw in Typee?
expounders were Buffon and Oliver Goldsmith, from both of whom we
If Buffon had known of the gigantic sloth and armadillo-like animals, and of the lost Pachydermata, he might have said with a greater semblance of truth that the creative force in America had lost its power, rather than that it had never possessed great vigour.
You should speedily see a Historia Naturalis Americana, that would put the sneering imitators of the Frenchman, De Buffon, to shame
There is no doubt that Mr Brass intended some compliment or other; and it has been argued with show of reason that he would have said Buffon, but made use of a superfluous vowel.
GIANLUIGI BUFFON has backed Sergio Aguero to rival Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in this season's Champions League.
GIANLUIGI BUFFON reckons he will be shaking hands with the world's No.
But at the end of a shocking week for the sport, if you need a reminder that there are forces of good in our game then rejoice in the wonder that is Gianluigi Buffon.
ITALY captain Gianluigi Buffon has warned his team-mates they must raise their game to avoid another World Cup failure.
Natal: Captain Gianluigi Buffon has called on faltering Italy to raise their game for a Group D decider that could see the Azzurri eliminated in the first round of successive World Cup finals.
Italy, on the other hand, is expected to retain the service of veteran goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon, who missed the game against England with ankle problems.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Italy have been given a huge boost ahead of their World Cup clash with Costa Rica after captain Gianluigi Buffon returned to training.