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Name Linnaeus, Carolus
Other names Carl Linnaeus
Born 5/23/1707
Died 1/10/1778
Birthplace Rashult, Sweden
Notes Swedish botanist and explorer known for framing the principles of the scientific definition of natural species and creating a unified system of naming them (binomial nomenclature).

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Image of Nature Print Collection - 2015.14.5

Nature Print Collection - 2015.14.5

"Linnaeus in His Lapland Dress," hand-colored engraving, from "The New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus von Linnaeus," Part II, by Robert John Thornton. Published in London, 1805.