Profile of the Day: Carl Linnaeus

Posted January 10, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Carl Linnaeus

Today we remember Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who died on January 10, 1778. Linnaeus was born in the village of Råshult in Småland, Sweden to Nils Ingemarsson Linnaeus and Christina Brodersonia. His father was an avid gardener and introduced Linnaeus to the world of botany at an early age. Dubbed the “Father of Modern Taxonomy,” Linnaeus developed a system for naming and classifying organisms that is still widely used today.

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