Buffon Georges Louis Leclerc de

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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.

Buf·fon

(bo͞o-fôN′), Comte Georges Louis Leclerc de 1707-1788.
French naturalist who spent his life compiling the Histoire naturelle, in which he attempted to discuss all of the facts about the natural world known at that time. It eventually reached 44 volumes and laid the foundation for later studies in biology, zoology, and anatomy.