Carl Linnaeus

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Carl Linnaeus was born in Småland, Sweden back in 1707 to Nicolaus and Christina. As a young child his father taught him Latin, religion and geography.  In 1717, he was sent to the Lower Grammar School at Växjö.  At his last year in school the headmaster noticed the interest that Carl had in botany and gave him the run of his garden.

In 1724 he entered Växjö Katedralskola where he studied Greek, Hebrew theology and mathematics. In 1727 at the age of 21 he enrolled in Lund University.  In 1729 he wrote a theses o plant sexual reproduction.  By May of 1730 he was giving lectures at the University.  Needless to say I could go on writing about Carl.

What you may not know about Carl is he formalized binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms.  He is known as the “father of modern taxonomy” (the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics).  It’s lasted for almost 300 years, why change it?

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Comments (17)

Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH
GRI

Hi James,  I remember learning about him in school. Fascinating! His organizational math mind served him well.

Jun 21, 2021 03:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good point, James... when something stands the test of time, why fool around with it?

Jun 21, 2021 04:09 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

The old saying "if it is not broken, dont change it"  300 years and counting. Good information, thanks for sharing.  New week, new goals.  Happy Monday.

Bill Salvatore

Jun 21, 2021 04:22 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Interesting man of his time.

Just don't let the elected officials know, or they will try to change it!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

 

Jun 21, 2021 04:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Hard to argue the point. It works and it continues to work. Enjoy your day.

Jun 21, 2021 05:05 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like he was quite a brilliant man and his field is not something I know much about.

Jun 21, 2021 05:18 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - nothing new has come along to replace it.  So, yes, why change it.

Jun 21, 2021 05:42 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Isn't it funny what facinates some people? We are lucky that there are so many "odd balls" out there who make these descoveries but most, like Carl, I would hope not to be seated next to at a dinner party James Dray 

Jun 21, 2021 07:41 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

James,

I have heard the name!  Thank you for another enlightening moment on this wonderful Monday.  A

Jun 21, 2021 08:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Keep cool, stay safe and have a great day.

Jun 21, 2021 08:24 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - You know it must be a solid system if no one has tried to change it.  

Jun 21, 2021 08:33 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Pretty impressive that the system has lasted that long without changes. I actually recognized his name, amazingly!

Jun 21, 2021 10:31 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

Thank you for the history lesson.  He was a remarkable man.

Jun 21, 2021 11:17 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there James! That is something that I never stopped to consider - who originated that. I guess I just assumed it always existed.

Jun 21, 2021 11:19 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- when you have something that has lasted this long, why mess with it!

Jun 21, 2021 12:05 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James, have never heard of him and now you inspired me to ask Mr Google for more information about a lot of things:)Endre

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