Authorised form of nameLeclerc; Georges Louis (1707 - 1788); Count of Buffon
Dates1707 - 1788
Place of birthMontbard, France
Date of birth07 September 1707
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death16 April 1788
Research fieldNatural history
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/02/1740
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
P Casini, 'Newton's Principia and the Philosophers of the Enlightenment' in NR 1988 vol 42 pp 35-52
Royal Society codeNA7989
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1739/15Leclerc, Georges Louis, Count of Buffon: certificate of election to the Royal Society7 February 1740
M/037Leclerc, Georges Louis, Count of Buffon
MM/16/18Note describing a small collection of letters addressed to James Jurin, Secretary of the Royal Society1878
IM/000646Leclerc, Georges Louis, Count of Buffonnd
L&P/1/1Letter, 'Du jardin du roy le 18 Juillet 1741' from Georges L L Buffon to Martin Folkes18 July 1741
L&P/2/116Letter, 'Recommends Mr Charles Walmesley for election into the R.S.; speaks of earthquake in London; & of copies of his Nat. Hist.; of a burning-mirror of 360 small looking glasses' from George Louis Leclerc, Count of Buffon to Martin Folkes6 April 1750
M/038Leclerc, Georges Louis, Count of Buffon
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