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Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

* 1707 in Montbard

+ 1788 in Paris

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,

was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopédiste.

In mathematics, Buffon's needle problem is a question

first posed in the 18th century by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon,

the earliest problem in geometric probability.

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