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Horace Bénédict de Saussure

Genevan scientist (1740-1799)

1740   -   1799

country of citizenship: Republic of Geneva
language of expression: French, Latin
educated at: University of Geneva
occupation: physicist, meteorologist, botanist, mountaineer, university teacher, politician, geologist

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Horace Bénédict de Saussure (17 February 1740 – 22 January 1799) was a Genevan geologist, meteorologist, physicist, mountaineer and Alpine explorer, often called the founder of alpinism and modern meteorology, and considered to be the first person to build a successful solar oven.
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