Linne, Carl von

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Carl von, Swedish botanist and physician, 1707-1778.
linnaean system of nomenclature - the system of nomenclature in which the names of species are composed of genus and species. Synonym(s): binary nomenclature
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Schiebinger (2004) argues, in the context of discussing Carl von Linne's habit of naming plants after people, that this practice contributed to the consolidation of Western hegemony in the colonies and brought a history of celebrating European men into botanical nomenclature.
When the great botanical systematizer Carl von Linne (Linnaeus) visited Lapland on a collecting expedition in 1732, he was fascinated by the indigenous population.
Carl von Linne (1707-1778), born in Sweden, is better known by the Latinized version of his name, Carolus Linnaeus.