• Born date: 1707-05-23
  • Born in: Sweden
  • Death date: 1778-01-10
  • Death in: Uppsala
Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as About this sound Carl von Linné , was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology.

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