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Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778)


A film about Carl Linnaeus Natural History Museum

was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist who laid the foundation for modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomeclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy.

During his lifetime, he managed to name over 4,000 animals and 7,000 plants using his new naming scheme. 

429px-Carolus Linnaeus by Hendrik Hollander 1853

Carolus Linnaeus in Laponian costume by Hendrik Holland (c.1853)