Buffon, George Louis Leclerc, Comte de (17071780)

Buffon, George Louis Leclerc, Comte de, a great French naturalist, born at Montbard, in Burgundy; his father one of the noblesse de robe; studied law at Dijon; spent some time in England, studying the English language; devoted from early years to science, though more to the display of it, and to natural science for life on being appointed intendant of the Jardin du Roi; assisted, and more than assisted, by Daubenton and others, produced 15 vols. of his world-famous “Histoire Naturelle” between the years 1749 and 1767. The saying “Style is the man” is ascribed to him, and he has been measured by some according to his own standard. Neither his style nor his science is rated of any high value now: “Buffon was as pompous and inflated as his style” (17071780).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Buffon, George Louis Leclerc, Comte de
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