Charles-Georges Le Roy

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Charles-Georges Le Roy

Charles-Georges Le Roy or Leroy (22 January 1723, Paris – 11 November 1789, Paris) was a French man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment and the author of one of the first books on animal behavior.

Le Roy was a lieutenant of the royal hunt and a friend of the encyclopedists Diderot, d'Alembert and d'Holbach, regularly attending d'Holbach's salon.

Le Roy's publications began as texts on the behaviour and sensitivity of animals, published under the pseudonym of "the physician of Nuremberg." These appeared in the Encyclopédie méthodique in 1764.


  • Philipp Blom. Böse Philosophen: Ein Salon in Paris und das vergessene Erbe der Aufklärung. Hanser, München 2011, ISBN 978-3-446-23648-6

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