Saussure Horace-Bénédict de
Saussure, Horace-Bénédict de 1740-1799.
Swiss scientist and mountaineer who made many ascents in the Alps to pursue his research in geology and meteorology. He proposed, and eventually awarded (1786), a prize for the first ascent of Mont Blanc.
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