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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