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  1. Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (French: [ʒɔʁʒ lwi ləklɛʁ kɔ̃t də byfɔ̃]; 7 September 1707 – 16 April 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, and cosmologist. He held the position of intendant (director) at the Jardin du Roi, now called the Jardin des Plantes .

  2. Georges-Louis Leclerc, count de Buffon, original name (until c. 1725) Georges-Louis Leclerc, or (c. 1725–73) Georges-Louis Leclerc De Buffon, (born September 7, 1707, Montbard, France—died April 16, 1788, Paris), French naturalist, remembered for his comprehensive work on natural history, Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière ...

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  3. Old Earth, Ancient Life: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. No single naturalist of the 1700s epitomizes the revolutionary changes that the Enlightenment brought to the study of nature more than Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788). In the 1600s most naturalists believed the world was a few thousand years old and that species ...

  4. G. L. Leclerc, comte de Buffon, (born Sept. 7, 1707, Montbard, Fr.—died April 16, 1788, Paris), French naturalist. He studied mathematics, medicine, and botany until a duel forced him to cut short his studies.

  5. Jul 3, 2019 · Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon influenced Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's ideas of Natural Selection. He incorporated ideas of "lost species" that Darwin studied and related to fossils. Biogeography is now often used as a form of evidence for the existence of evolution.

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  6. Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, was the most influential biologist (and hence paleontologist) of the 18th century. The title of Count was bestowed not by birth, but by Louis XV in recognition of his accomplishments, a fair showing for a man of bourgeois parents.

  7. Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (7 September 1707 – 16 April 1788), usually called Buffon, was a French naturalist. He was also a mathematician, cosmologist and encyclopedic author. His collected information influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck and Georges Cuvier.

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