1707 – Born on September 7th in Montbard, Côte d’Or. French naturalist.
1734 – He entered the French Academy of Sciences.
1739 – He was a Keeper of the Jardin du Roi (later Jardin des Plantes) in Paris.
1773 – He was named as Comte (Count) de Buffon.
1783 – Became a fellow at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
1788 – Died on April 16th in Paris.
– He wrote Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière and Les Époques de la Nature.
1853-1855 – Posthumously published Oeuvres Complètes de Buffon.