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René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur

(1683—1757)

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Comte de Buffon

Comte de Buffon  

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(1707–1788) French naturalistThe son of wealthy Burgundian landowners, Buffon was born in Montbard; he studied law at Dijon and medicine at Angers. After traveling in Italy and England, he inherited ...
Réaumur, René‐Antoine Ferchault de

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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(1683–1757)

French scientist whose many interests earned him the nickname of the Pliny of the 18th c. He

Réaumur, René Antoine Ferchault de

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A Dictionary of Scientists

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(1683–1757) French entomologist, physicist, and metallurgist Born at La Rochelle in western France, Réaumur traveled to Paris in 1703 and was admitted to the French Academy of ... More

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