Daubenton, Louis Jean Marie (171G-1799), a French naturalist and physician, born at Montbard. He aided Buffon in the early part of his work on Natural History, taking the anatomical department, But a dispute between them put an end to the collaboration. In 1745 Daubenton became keeper of the Cabinet of Natural History at Paris, and occupied himself with mineralogy, botany, agriculture, and kindred subjects. In 1778 he was appointed Professor of Natural History in the College of Medicine, and in 1785 Professor of Mineralogy in the Museum of Natural History. He was made a senator in 1799, but died at the first sitting that he attended.