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Carl Linnaeus

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Carl Linnaeus's Biography

Carl Linnaeus (Swedish original name Carl Nilsson Linnæus, 23 May[note 1] 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as  Carl von Linné (help·info), 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. Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as Carolus Linnæus (after 1761 Carolus a Linné).

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  • And the winner of Wikipedia's influence list is an 18th century botanist. ...

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 1 month ago
    Carl Linnaeus's great invention was the system of binomial nomenclature.' Photograph: Alamy Bigger than Jesus has been the headline, and the news that Carl Linnaeus has been judged the most influential person on Wikipedia could be seen as the final
  • In Defense of Raccoons

      News Source: io9 | 1 month ago
    Raccoons, Procyon lotor , confused scientists for a really long time. The first written record of the species at least as far as the West was concerned came as a result of Christopher Columbus's expedition into the Americas. Native Americans
  • Revealed: Most Influential Person On Wikipedia

      News Source: Sky News | 1 month ago
    The most influential historical figure on Wikipedia is Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus the man who invented the system of classifying plants and animals, say mathematicians. They used an algorithm similar to the one used by Google to rank search

Carl Linnaeus Blogs

  • Nocturnal Animals | Daring Young Mom

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    And wizards… mmmmaybe.” Harry did spend an awful lot of time roaming the halls at night in that invisibility cloak. But… he was also awake enough to play quidditch. I'm on the fence about wizards too. We'll have to ask Carl Linnaeus about&
  • Learning Lots About Lemurs - Endangered Species Chocolate

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    Carl Linnaeus might have been familiar with Purchas's work, and with the 1729 journal of Robert Drury, an English sailor shipwrecked on Madagascar for fifteen years. Drury's journal is one of the oldest written accounts of life in southern&
  • The Name of the Critic: On “Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life”...

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    (Indeed, Goethe placed Carl Linnaeus in the highest tier of his esteem, alongside just two others: Shakespeare and Spinoza.) By encircling so many objects within his totalizing critical vision, Benjamin was the Linnaeus of modern culture, ...

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