Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

Birth Name:
Georges-Louis Leclerc
Birth Date:
September 7, 1707
Birth Place:
Montbard, Burgundy, France
Death Date:
April 16, 1788
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Sainte-Urse de Montbard Church
Claim to Fame:
Comte de Buffon was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopédiste whose collective works influenced generations of naturalists including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. He was considered by many to be the Father of all Thought in the field of natural history in the 18th century.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Sainte-Urse de Montbard Church

Allée Clemenceau

Montbard, , 21500



Grave Location Description

On the south side of the church in the seigneurial chapel located on the grounds of La Grande Forge de Buffon

Grave Location GPS

47.6253, 4.3355



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