# Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (Swedish original name Carl Linnaeus, 23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as  Carl von Linné, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology. Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as Carolus Linnæus (after 1761 Carolus a Linné).

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