Carl Linnaeus

Carl LinnaeusDuring the scientific revolution in Europe there emerged countless scientists who contributed greatly to the scientific scene. Among these was a botanist named Carl Linnaeus. The Swedish botanist was born in the countryside of Småland in southern Sweden and lived from 1707 to 1778. Linnaeus paved the way for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is also considered as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also believed to be one of the fathers of modern ecology. At the age of 70 he passed away, however he was one of the most acclaimed men in Europe. It is safe to say that without Linnaeus modern science would just not be the same.

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