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(lĭ-nē′əs, -nā′-), Carolus Known as "Karl Linné.". 1707-1778.
Swedish botanist and founder of the modern binomial classification system for plants and animals.
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Linnaeus travelled quite extensively in Sweden but never ventured outside Europe.
It is also a fitting tribute to the great Linnaeus, without whose influence such a project would never have been undertaken.
As a result of the work of Janet Dewan--the foremost expert on Linnaeus Tripe--and the emergence of postcolonial studies as a fertile field of thought and research, interest in Tripe's work is increasing.
At the age of fifteen, Linnaeus met Dr John Rothman who spotted his potential and introduced him to the rudiments of Tournefort's system of classifying plants and showed him Vaillant's essay on plant sexuality.
Linnaeus once put two teenage virgins in bed with a sick old man (as per I Kings 1:3 and 15), though he did suspect that microscopic "mites" were the carriers of disease, anticipating Pasteur by a century.
Despite Koerner's goal to integrate his work into contemporary economic ideas, Linnaeus was not an orthodox economic thinker either.
In the eighteenth century, Linnaeus named the natural world--ordering it, providing a common language, setting the terms of future discovery--and he haunts Barrett's stories.
Wallerius, a colleague of Linnaeus at the University of Uppsala, had shown an interest in minerals by the age of 23.
He introduced a new broad classification into the taxonomic scheme of Linnaeus (see 1735).
He knew Franklin well and corresponded with Samuel Johnson and with the great Swedish botanist Linnaeus, whose system he introduced into American botany.
The bronze statue of the kneeling Linnaeus surrounded by shrubs, flowers and wildlife was commissioned for the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL.