Quotes by: Carolus Linnaeus

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Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné)
Carl von Linné, Alexander Roslin, 1775
(oil on canvas, Gripsholm Castle)
Born (1707-05-23)23 May 1707[note 1]
Råshult, Stenbrohult parish (now within Älmhult Municipality), Sweden
Died 10 January 1778(1778-01-10) (aged 70)
Hammarby (estate), Danmark parish (outside Uppsala), Sweden
Resting place Uppsala Cathedral
59°51′29″N 17°38′00″E / 59.85806°N 17.63333°E / 59.85806; 17.63333
Residence Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Fields Botany
Biology
Zoology
Institutions Uppsala University
Alma mater Lund University
Uppsala University
University of Harderwijk
Thesis Dissertatio medica inauguralis in qua exhibetur hypothesis nova de febrium intermittentium causa (1735)
Notable students Peter Ascanius
Known for Binomial nomenclature
Scientific classification
Taxonomy
Author abbrev. (botany) L.
Author abbrev. (zoology) Linnaeus
Spouse Sara Elisabeth Moraea
Children 7

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
Carolus Linnaeus
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