Swedish botanist responsible for several developments in modern taxonomy, including binomial nomenclature.
He attended Uppsala University and later joined their faculty as a botany lecturer.
The Linnean Society of London, which focuses on the study of taxonomy, was founded in 1788, ten years after his death.
He married Sara Elisabeth Moraea in 1739, and they had six children together.
His work and accomplishments were praised by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.