Carl Linnaeus

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Birthday
23, 1707
Birthplace
Rashult, Sweden
Death Date
Jan 10, 1778 (70)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1707
Birthplace
Rashult, Sweden
Death Date
Jan 10, 1778 (70)

About

Swedish botanist responsible for several developments in modern taxonomy, including binomial nomenclature.

Before Fame

He attended Uppsala University and later joined their faculty as a botany lecturer.

Trivia

The Linnean Society of London, which focuses on the study of taxonomy, was founded in 1788, ten years after his death.

Family Life

He married Sara Elisabeth Moraea in 1739, and they had six children together.

Associated With

His work and accomplishments were praised by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.