Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778) 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.

Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778) 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.

A portrait of one of Carl Linnaeus' daughters on a wallpaper made of flower illustrations. #18thcentury #portrait #flowers #flowerillustration #antiquewallpaper #wallpaper #linnaeushome #carllinnaeus #linné #linneshammarby #museum

A portrait of one of Carl Linnaeus' daughters on a wallpaper made of flower illustrations. #18thcentury #portrait #flowers #flowerillustration #antiquewallpaper #wallpaper #linnaeushome #carllinnaeus #linné #linneshammarby #museum

Carl Linnaeus-UK Natural History Museum's bio page including a video about his legacy and the importance of his work

Carl Linnaeus-UK Natural History Museum's bio page including a video about his legacy and the importance of his work

WK 2 - Carl Linnaeus:Father of Taxonomy. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today His ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime. Linnaeus loved nature deeply, and always retained a sense of wonder at the world of living things.

WK 2 - Carl Linnaeus:Father of Taxonomy. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today His ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime. Linnaeus loved nature deeply, and always retained a sense of wonder at the world of living things.

Carl Linnaeus in the traditional dress of the Sami people of Lapland, holding the twinflower that became his personal emblem

Carl Linnaeus in the traditional dress of the Sami people of Lapland, holding the twinflower that became his personal emblem

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