Carl Linnaeus

''Carl von Linné'', [[Alexander Roslin]], 1775<br>(oil on canvas, [[Gripsholm Castle]]) Carl Linnaeus (; 23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné (), was a Swedish botanist, zoologist, and physician who formalised binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy". Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as (after 1761 Carolus a Linné).

Linnaeus was born in the countryside of Småland in southern Sweden. He received most of his higher education at Uppsala University and began giving lectures in botany there in 1730. He lived abroad between 1735 and 1738, where he studied and also published the first edition of his ' in the Netherlands. He then returned to Sweden where he became professor of medicine and botany at Uppsala. In the 1740s, he was sent on several journeys through Sweden to find and classify plants and animals. In the 1750s and 1760s, he continued to collect and classify animals, plants, and minerals, while publishing several volumes. He was one of the most acclaimed scientists in Europe at the time of his death.

Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau sent him the message: "Tell him I know no greater man on earth." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote: "With the exception of Shakespeare and Spinoza, I know no one among the no longer living who has influenced me more strongly." Swedish author August Strindberg wrote: "Linnaeus was in reality a poet who happened to become a naturalist." Linnaeus has been called
' (Prince of Botanists) and "The Pliny of the North". He is also considered as one of the founders of modern ecology.

In botany and zoology, the abbreviation L. is used to indicate Linnaeus as the authority for a species' name. In older publications, the abbreviation "Linn." is found. Linnaeus's remains comprise the type specimen for the species ''Homo sapiens'' following the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, since the sole specimen that he is known to have examined was himself. Provided by Wikipedia

by Linné, Carl von
Published 1759
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by Linné, Carl von
Published 1767
Apud Balfour, Auld, et Smellie, academiae typographos

by Linné, Carl von
Published 1788
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by Linné, Carl von
Published 1776
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by Linné, Carl von
Published 1782
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by Linné, Carl von
Published 1787
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by Linné, Carl von
Published 1775
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by Linné, Carl von
Published 1786
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by Milne, Colin
Published 1771
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by Lee, James
Published 1794
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by Lee, James
Published 1799
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by Torén, Olof
Published 1771
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