Posted: Nov 15 2010

Linnaeus, Carl

Carl von Linné, Alexander Roslin, 1775.
Oil painting in the portrait collection at Gripsholm Castle.

Carl Linnaeus (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778) was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology.

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