Linnaeus, Carolus


(also Carl Linnaeus or Karl von Linné) Swedish physician, naturalist, and taxonomist born in Stenbrohult (1707-1778). Inspired by the work of John Ray, Linnaeus developed a system for classifying organisms, a modified version of which is still in use. In 1735, he published the first edition of Systema Naturae, which detailed his classification system. He was also the physician to the Royal Family of Sweden.

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