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




Map of La Grande Forge de Buffon
Map of La Grande Forge de Buffon

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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