Horace-Bénédict de Saussure

Physicist, Mountaineer

1740 – 1799

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Who was Horace-Bénédict de Saussure?

Horace-Bénédict de Saussure was a Genevan aristocrat, physicist and Alpine traveller, often considered the founder of alpinism, and considered to be the first person to build a successful solar oven.

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Born
Feb 17, 1740
Conches-sur-Gondoire
Also known as
  • Horace-Benedict de Saussure
  • Horace Benedict de Saussure
Children
Nationality
  • Switzerland
Profession
Died
Jan 22, 1799
Geneva

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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