Carl Linnaeus

1707 - 1778

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Carl Linnaeus (; 23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːɭ fɔn lɪˈneː] (listen)), was a Swedish botanist, zoologist, taxonomist, 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 4,726,357 page views. His biography is available in 167 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 160 in 2019). Carl Linnaeus is the 2nd most popular biologist, the most popular biography from Sweden 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 844Before him are Charles Darwin. After him are Gregor Mendel, Alexander Fleming, Ivan Pavlov, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Ernst Haeckel, Konrad Lorenz, Karl Landsteiner, James Watson, and Luc Montagnier.

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

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Carl Linnaeus ranks 1 out of 1,296After him are Alfred Nobel (1833), Tycho Brahe (1546), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Anders Celsius (1701), Ingmar Bergman (1918), Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), and Charles XII of Sweden (1682).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Sweden

Among biologists born in Sweden, Carl Linnaeus ranks 1After him are Carl Peter Thunberg (1743), Tomas Lindahl (1938), Hugo Theorell (1903), Carl Linnaeus the Younger (1741), Olaus Rudbeck (1630), Elias Magnus Fries (1794), Eva Ekeblad (1724), Adam Afzelius (1750), Anders Sparrman (1748), Erik Acharius (1757), and Carl Alexander Clerck (1710).