Carolus Linnaeus Biography

Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology. Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as Carolus Linnæus.

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 a first edition of his Systema Naturae 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 '60s, he continued to collect and classify animals, plants, and minerals, and published several volumes. At the time of his death, he was one of the most acclaimed scientists in Europe. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Carolus Linnaeus
Full Name:
Carolus Linneus (Karlvon Linné) 1707-1778
Nationality:
Sweden
Profession:
Physician, Botanist, Biologist, Scientist
Religion:
Church of Sweden, Lutheranism
Date of Birth:
May 23, 1707
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
January 10, 1778
Age at Death:
70
Marriages
Carolus Linnaeus Timeline
  • 1753-05-01
    Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
  • 1758-01-01
    The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom. This naming system is based on the binomial nomenclature laid out in Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae.
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