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