Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon

1707 - 1788

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Georges Buffon was a French scientist who was important in the area of natural history. His needle experiment caused much discussion about probability.
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List of References (18 books/articles)

Some Quotations (2)

A Poster of Georges Buffon

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Honours awarded to Georges Buffon
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Lunar featuresCrater Buffon
Paris street namesRue Buffon (5th Arrondissement)


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Science Files (Buffon's needle experiment)
  1. Académie Française; (in French)

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