Definition of Buffon, Comte de in English:
( 1707–88), French naturalist; born Georges-Louis Leclerc. A founder of palaeontology, he emphasized the unity of all living species, minimizing the apparent differences between animals and plants. He produced a compilation of the animal kingdom, the Histoire Naturelle, which had reached thirty-six volumes by the time of his death.
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