Carl Linnaeus

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Carl Linnaeus

Carl was born on May 23, 1707 in Southern Sweden. In 1727, he entered the University of Lund to study medicine. A year later, he moved to the University of Uppsala, where he spent time studying plants. Carl then went to the Netherlands in 1735 and finished his medical degree at the University of Harderwijk, and the same year published his classification of living things, the Systema Naturae. In 1758 he built a small museum putside of Uppsala for his personal collection. For several years he suffering with a series of mild strokes and he died in 1778.

Accomplishments

1707- Born1727-University of Lund1728- Universtiy of Uppsala1735- Universtiy of Harderwijk 1739- Married Sara Moraea1757- Ennobled for his major contributions to the nation and to science1766- published the final edition of "Systema Naturæ"1778- Died

Carl published the classification of living things, the Systema Naturae Carl is called the Father of Taxonomy His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today (with many changes). His ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime, even those opposed to the philosophical and theological roots of his work.

Lasting Impact

Carl was the first person to put together a system for the naming of organisms. He also invented the index card. "His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today (with many changes). His ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime, even those opposed to the philosophical and theological roots of his work."

"Carl Linnaeus." Carl Linnaeus. Web. 19 Sept. 2014.http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/linnaeus.htmlTimeline." - Linnaeus2007 [NS4 Version]. Web. 19 Sept. 2014.http://www.linnaeus.se/engelsk/carllinnaeus/linnaeuslifeandachievements/timeline.4.44d172dc10f76d2e37e80009113.html

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