Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (1707 - 1778)

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Carl "Carolus Linnæus, Carl von Linné, Carolus a Linné," Linnaeus
Born in Råshult, Stenbrohult parish (now within Älmhult Municipality), Swedenmap
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Died in Hammarby (estate), Danmark parish (outside Uppsala), Swedenmap
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Profile last modified | Created 23 Jul 2014 | Last significant change: 15 Nov 2018
16:44: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778). [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Biography

Carl Linnaeus is Notable.

Carl Linnaeus systematized the scientific nomenclature of living things, and developed a hierarchical classification system (kingdoms, classes, orders, genera, and species). Although he was not the first to use the binomial nomenclature system (Latin genus and species names), his works popularized it in the scientific community. Scientists today widely use the hierarchical system (with many changes since Linnaeus), the binomial naming system, and many of the Latin names Linnaeus created for specific plants and animals.

Linnaeus's best known works are two massive catalogs of plants and animals. He published Species Plantarum in 1753. The book's two volumes ran to 1,200 pages and included over 7,300 species. In 1758 he published Systema Naturae, which classified 4,400 species of animals and 7,700 species of plants.

Linnaeus was knighted in 1757. His name as a nobleman became Carl von Linné. He is buried in Uppsala Cathedral.

1778 jan 10 he passed away[1] and is burried in Uppsala Cathedral

Picture from Arkiv Digital of Uppsala domkyrkoförsamling LIaa:1 (1777-1829) Image 8 (AID: v126736.b8, NAD: SE/ULA/11632)
Picture from Arkiv Digital of Uppsala domkyrkoförsamling LIaa:1 (1777-1829) Image 8 (AID: v126736.b8, NAD: SE/ULA/11632)[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Uppsala domkyrkoförsamling LIaa:1 (1777-1829) Image 8 (AID: v126736.b8, NAD: SE/ULA/11632)


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Uppsala domkyrkoförsamling LIaa:1 (1777-1829) Image 8 (AID: v126736.b8, NAD: SE/ULA/11632)
Uppsala domkyrkoförsamling LIaa:1 (1777-1829) Image 8 (AID: v126736.b8, NAD: SE/ULA/11632)

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On 10 Sep 2014 at 15:03 GMT Elizabeth Hargrave wrote:

Apparently the keeper of the University of Uppsala website on Linnaeus has a whole database of Linnaeus descendants. I wonder if we could get him to bring some of that data over to WikiTree? Article here: http://hd.se/familj/slaktforskning/2013/01/29/slaktforeningen-som-varnar-om-kunskapen/ (I opened it in Chrome and used Google translate to read it)



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