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  Carolus Linnaeus - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Carl Linnaeus was born at Stenbrohult, in the province of Smalandia in southern Sweden.
Linnaeus named taxa in ways that personally struck him as common-sensical; for example, human beings are Homo sapiens (see sapience), but he also described a second human species, Homo troglodytes ("cave-dwelling man", by which he meant the chimpanzee currently most often placed in a different genus as Pan troglodytes).
Linnaeus was one of the founders of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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 Biography - Carolus Linnaeus
Carl Linnaeus, also known after his noble as Carl von Linné, and who wrote under the Latinized name Carolus Linnaeus (May 23, 1707 — January 10, 1778), was a Sweden scientist who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of taxonomy.
As a boy Linnaeus was to be groomed for life as a churchman, as his father and maternal grandfather were, but he showed little enthusiasm for the profession.
Linnaeus named taxa in ways that personally struck him as common-sensical, for example, human beings are Homo sapiens (see sapience), but he also described a second human species, Homo Pan troglodytes (cave-dwelling man, by which he meant the Common Chimpanzee currently most often placed in a different genus as Pan troglodytes).
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 Carl Linnaeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Carl Linnaeus was appointed Professor in Medicine in Uppsala in 1741.
Carl Linnaeus was often painted holding his “signature flower”, as seen on the portrait of him in his Laplander’s costume, that now hangs in the museum.
Carl’s father was a talented amateur botanist who taught his son all he knew and even gave him a plot to garden here when Carl was five.
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 Carl Linnaeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Carl Linnaeus, or Carl von Linné as he later was called, was born on the 13 of May 1707 at Råshult in the parish of Stenbrohult in Småland, Sweden.
In 1749 Linnaeus was appointed as principal at the University of Uppsala.
Linnaeus was dubed in 1753 by king Adolph Fredrik to knight of Nordstjärneordern as the first civilian in Sweden.
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 Carolus Linnaeus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carl Linnaeus was born on the farm Råshult, located in Älmhult Municipality, in the province of Småland in southern Sweden, on May 23, 1707.
Linnaeus stayed put in the Netherlands for 12 months, until he in 1736 made a journey to London, where he visisted the Oxford University and met several highly regarded people, such as the phycisist Hans Sloane, the botanic Philip Miller and the professor of botany J. Dillenius.
Linnaeus was also a pioneer in defining the now discredited concept of "race" as applied to humans.
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 Carl Linnaeus Biography
Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) was a brilliant Swedish naturalist and educator who considered all of nature his classroom.
May 23rd, Carl Linnaeus is born in Råshult, in the province of Småland in Southern Sweden.
Linnaeus was dubed in 1753 by king Adolph Fredrik to knight of Nordstjärneordern.
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 Linnean.org: Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus was born in 1707, the son of a Lutheran clergyman, at Rashult in Sweden.
Carl Linnaeus' paternal grandfather, like most Swedish peasants and farmers of his time, had no surname and was known, in accordance with the old Scandinavian name system, as Ingemar Bengtsson, being the son of Bengt Ingemarsson.
Linnaeus observed over a number of years that certain plants constantly opened and closed their flowers at particular times of the day, these times varying from species to species.
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 Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus was in regular contact with Europe's great botanists, and continued refining and expanding his classification categories.
Linnaeus also simplified naming, which previously had included long descriptive terminology, by designating a single Latin name to indicate the genus, and a single name for the species.
Since Linnaeus was the first to use shortened binomial nomencalture consistently, Latin names previously assigned by other naturalists are not usually considered valid under the rules of nomenclature.
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 SPECTRUM Biographies - Carolus Linnaeus
Linnaeus received his degree in medicine from the University of Uppsala, and he also studied at the University of Lund.
Upon graduation from Uppsala, Linnaeus was appointed botany lecturer at the university.
Linnaeus was granted a Swedish patent of nobility in 1761.
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 BOT 300H1S - Systematic Botany - Linnaeus' contributions
Linnaeus spent the years 1735-1738 in Holland getting a medical degree there, publishing the botanical manuscripts he had prepared in Sweden, meeting other European botanists, and generally establishing himself as a botanist of great promise.
Although Linnaeus emphasized flower and fruit features both in the artificial sexual system and in defining natural genera, he admitted that to define natural families it was necessary to resort to vegetative features (Judd et al.
Linnaeus revolutionized the way in which scientific names are applied to plants, fungi, and animals in his 1753 publication, Species plantarum.
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 Linnaeus' life and sciences
Carl Linnaeus was born on 13 May 1707 at Råshult, in the parish of Stenbrohult in the south of Sweden.
Carl was thrilled to learn the plants’ names and often begged his father to tell him more.
When Carl was old and suffering from the symptoms of what was probably an apoplectic stroke, he still enjoyed his plants, even though he could no longer remember their names.
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 Systematic Botany - History
In 1741, Carl Linnaeus was appointed to the chair of Practical Medicine at the University of Uppsala making an exchange with his colleague, Nils Rosén, so that it also included the teaching of botany, metallurgy, and supervision of the botanical garden.
Carl Linnaeus was a very popular teacher and natural history was the fashion of the day.
Linnaeus was convinced that Sweden had many natural sources as yet unexplored and with the support of the Swedish Parliament he made expeditions to Dalarna (1734), öland and Gotland (1741), Västergötland (1746), and Skåne (1749).
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 Early Works of Carl Linnaeus at The Holden Arboretum
Linnaeus was born in Råshult, Sweden in 1707, the son of the local curate and his wife.
Linnaeus had brought with him a number of manuscripts begun at Uppsala which he completed and finally saw published in Holland.
Linnaeus was appointed to one of the chairs and moved back to Uppsala in October 1741, which would serve as his home base for the rest of his career.
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 Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné) - PlantExplorers.com™
Young Carl Linnaeus loved to spend his days out in the countryside, which in pre-industrial Sweden was rife with fresh air and wildlife.
Linnaeus attended the University of Lund, where he studied medicine for a year before moving on to the larger University at Uppsala.
Doctor Celsius, botanist and priest, happened upon young Linnaeus in the University's botanical garden, and was taken with his knowledge and interest in plants.
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 Linnaeus | Carl | 1707-1778 | Swedish taxonomist
Carl Linnaeus was born in Sädra Råshult, Småland, Sweden, on 23 May 1707.
Linnaeus also worked out fixed rules for the lower systematic categories of genera and species, with each species distinguished from the others by a 12-word differentia specifica of standard morphological terms.
Linnaeus, whose clergyman father, Nils Ingemarsson Linnaeus (1674-1733), had been an avid amateur botanist, collaborated from 1759 with his own son, Carl von Linnaeus the younger (1741-1783), whose career as a botanist was not especially luminous finally.
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 Carl Linnaeus Biography | World of Genetics
Carl Linnaeus decisively broke through centuries of confusion over how to revise the classification system that had been in place since antiquity.
Linnaeus also moved briefly to Holland, where he received his M.D. In 1739, Linnaeus began to practice medicine, and two years later, he became the chair of botany, dietetics, and materia medica at the University of Uppsala.
In 1761, Linnaeus was given the noble title von Linné, and while the king of Spain offered him generous compensation to settle in his country, Linnaeus remained in Sweden at Uppsala until his death after a stroke in 1778.
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 Carl von Linnés education
Linnaeus economy was soon in bottom with a wretched and a poor live as a result.
Linnaeus was now, analog with his studies, informator to professor Rudbecks sons, and got a lot of information by the professor, who also had done a travel to Lappland – the rich country!
Carl Linnaeus had grown to a eagerly awaited and scientist.But he was worn out and had a longing back to Sweden.
www.linnaeus.nu /eng/doktor.htm   (1708 words)

 Rocky Road: Linnaeus
Linnaeus remarked, "The names bestowed on plants by the ancient Greeks and Romans I commend, but I shudder at the sight of most of those given by modern authorities." He had good reason to shudder; one "formal" name for the tomato was Solanum caule inerme herbaceo, foliis pinnatis incisis, racemis simplicibus.
Linnaeus was an interesting man. Though he wrote a number of useful books on plant classification that would make botany possible "Yes, even for Women themselves," he kept his own daughters semi-literate, wanting them to be good housekeepers rather than uppity bluestockings.
And though the image-conscious Linnaeus later credited a sudden flash of insight, binomial nomenclature was the result of long painstaking work by Linnaeus and — especially — his young, poor students, whom he often employed as industrial spies.
www.strangescience.net /linn.htm   (764 words)

 Linnaeus (a)
Linnaeus took the comparison a long way, to the extent indeed of seeing the common marigold (Calendula officinalis) as a plant practising “necessary polygamy” with “the married females barren, the concubines fertile”; in other words, the ray florets of the flower head produced seeds but the disc florets did not.
Carl Linnaeus was, however, determined on a medical career and in August 1727 he entered the University of Lund.
Linnaeus, anticipating the methods of later student fund-raisers, drew up a memorandum emphasising both the desirability of a naturalist visiting Lapland and the attributes requisite in such a person, from which it would appear that the most suitable one for the task would be no other than Linnaeus himself.
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 Carolus Linnaeus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 1730, Linnaeus was appointed assistant to the professor of Botany in Uppsala, Sweden.
Linnaeus established the modern binomial system of nomenclature (genus name plus species name) for plants and animals.
The naming system was borrowed from Casper Bauhin, but Linnaeus gave it a more sound theoretical basis by establishing the beginnings of the modern system of kingdoms, classes, genera, and species, replacing (but borrowing from) the system of John Ray.
www.english.upenn.edu /Projects/knarf/People/linnaeus.html   (297 words)

 CARL LINNAEUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Linnaeus is credited with the first, wide-spread use of the system of bionomial nomenclature, which dates from the 10th edition in 1758 of his Systema Naturae.
Linnaeus is the author of many species of scarabaeoids.
Bibliiographic citations of "Linnaeus" or "Linné" are both correct although Linnaeus is a little more correct since that was his real last name.
www-museum.unl.edu /research/entomology/workers/CLinnaeus.htm   (175 words)

 The Unfinished Journey of Carl Linnaeus
Linnaeus left Uppsala at the age of 25 with a small grant from the Swedish Royal Society.
The fact that Linnaeus was remarkable in his appreciation for plants was well known to his mother in Småland, who had noticed that her young son preferred to play with flowers rather than toys.
Carl Linnaeus was portrayed by actor Hans Odöö, who has studied Linnaeus for the last decade.
www.plant-talk.org /stories/16linne.html   (2526 words)

 Rare Linnaean insights found in Museum Library - Natural History Museum
Linnaeus left on an expedition to Skane, southern Sweden, 3 days later and it is thought the bottles may have been needed for that expedition.
Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) was a naturalist-physician who had great enthusiasm for nature.
Linnaeus standardised the practice of giving species names and his binomial nomenclature, giving two names to a species, for example Homo sapiens, is still used today.
www.nhm.ac.uk /about-us/news/2006/mar/news_7813.html   (492 words)

 Carl Linnaeus fil.
, son of the famous natural scientist Carl Linnaeus was born on the 20th of January, 1741 in Falun, Sweden.
Linnaeus was in 1762 honoured to choose his successor.
Linnaeus decided during his last year of life that his son was not to inherit his large herbarium.
www2.nrm.se /fbo/hist/linnefil/linfil.html.en   (607 words)

 Embassy of Sweden - Carl Linnaeus celebration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Linnaeus attracted a number of disciples, and together they left a lasting impression in many locations around the world.
The first goal is to increase interest for science amongst children and young people; the second goal is to present a full facetted image of the work of Carl Linnaeus to the general public.
It is especially important to mark the work of Linnaeus in the UK due to the fact that a large part of Linnaeus collection of specimen is held at the Linnean Society in London.
www.swedenabroad.com /pages/news____48512.asp   (556 words)

 Linnaeus Tercentenary News
This is an electronic newsletter about the American Swedish Historical Museum's "Linnaeus and America" project to commemorate Carl Linnaeus on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his birth in 2007.
Linnaeus was botanist, physician, gardener, pharmacist, family doctor, royal physician, university professor, popularizer of science, a cofounder of Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences, and a tireless scientific writer.
He was known internationally as a scholar on Linnaeus and many other subjects, an exhibition designer and curator, an author of fine works of history, and an editor (he was the director of Project Linnaeus, which is publishing all of Linnaeus’s letters on the Internet).
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 Linnaeus' Sexual System - Botany 307F - Families of Vascular Plants
Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) revolutionized the way in which scientific names are applied to plants, fungi, and animals in his 1753 publication, Species plantarum.
Without having intended to do so at the time, Linnaeus introduced the system of two-part names ("binomials," consisting of a generic name and a specific epithet; i.e.
Users of Linnaeus' system needed merely to be able to understand the construction of a flower, and be able to count, in order to assign an unknown plant to its class and order.
www.botany.utoronto.ca /courses/BOT307/B_How/307b1Linn.html   (696 words)

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