Carolus Linnaeus

(1707—1778) naturalist and taxonomist

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(Carl Linné; 1707–78) Swedish botanist. He travelled round Europe and by 1735 had described more than 100 new species of plants. In 1749 he announced his system of binomial nomenclature, which, with modification, has been used ever since for all organisms.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.

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