Buffon(redirected from Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de)
Buf·fon(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.
(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.