Carl Linnaeus

1707 - 1778

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Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after ennoblement in 1761 as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish biologist and physician who formalised binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Linnaeus has received more than 7,280,781 page views. His biography is available in 176 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 172 in 2019). Carl Linnaeus is the 2nd most popular biologist, the most popular biography from Sweden (up from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Biologist.

Carl Linnaeus is most famous for his work on categorizing and naming plants and animals.

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Among biologists, Carl Linnaeus ranks 2 out of 1,097Before him are Charles Darwin. After him are Gregor Mendel, Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, Georges Cuvier, Rosalind Franklin, and James Watson.

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Among people born in 1707, Carl Linnaeus ranks 1After him are Leonhard Euler, Carlo Goldoni, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Louis I of Spain, Frederick, Prince of Wales, Henry Fielding, Louis-Michel van Loo, Louis, Duke of Brittany, Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Michel Corrette, and Charles Wesley. Among people deceased in 1778, Carl Linnaeus ranks 2Before him is Jean-Jacques Rousseau. After him are Voltaire, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Laura Bassi, Anna Maria Mozart, James Hargreaves, Louis Victor, Prince of Carignano, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, Thomas Arne, and Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Carl Linnaeus ranks 1 out of 1,879After him are Alfred Nobel (1833), Ingmar Bergman (1918), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Astrid Lindgren (1907), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Anders Celsius (1701), Tycho Brahe (1546), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), August Strindberg (1849), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), and Charles XII of Sweden (1682).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Sweden

Among biologists born in Sweden, Carl Linnaeus ranks 1After him are Hugo Theorell (1903), Svante Pääbo (1955), Elias Magnus Fries (1794), Tomas Lindahl (1938), Carl Peter Thunberg (1743), Carl Linnaeus the Younger (1741), Olaus Rudbeck (1630), Erik Acharius (1757), Eva Ekeblad (1724), Adam Afzelius (1750), and Anders Sparrman (1748).