Georges-Louis Leclerc, called Comte de Buffon was born on 7 September 1707 and died on 16 April 1788.
His works were an influence on the next two generations of naturalists, like Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier.
Buffon published 36 quarto volumes of his Histoire naturelle throughout his life, with additional volumes created on the basis of his notes and additional research being published in the 20 years after his death.
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