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buffon, georges louis leclerc de

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Buffon
  (b-fôɴ')   
French naturalist who spent his life compiling the Histoire naturelle, in which he attempted to discuss all of the facts about the natural world known at that time. It eventually reached 44 volumes and laid the foundation for later studies in biology, zoology, and anatomy.
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