Carolus Linnaeus

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Swedish botanist who proposed the modern system of biological nomenclature (1707-1778)

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The yearly top 10 new species announcement commemorates the anniversary of the birth of Carolus Linnaeus, who initiated the modern system of plant and animal names and classifications.
A strong impetus for these scientist-explorers was the work of Carolus Linnaeus (1707-78), the Swedish botanist and physician who devised a system for scientifically classifying (genus, species, etc.
Jews didn't fare well in 1735, when Carolus Linnaeus, the Swede whose botanical taxonomy built the modern biological classification system, began sorting humans along racial lines, kicking off a long, pernicious tradition of "scientific" racism.
It commemorates the birth on May 23, 1707 of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who devised the modern system of animal and plant classification.
The Linnaeus Chair, named for Carolus Linnaeus, the 18th Century Swedish biologist known as the father of modern biological classification, will provide funding for biopharmaceutical separations technology education and research.
At the height of colonization in the 18th century, botanist Carolus Linnaeus identified four racial groups: americanus, "reddish, obstinate, and regulated by custom"; asiaticus, "sallow, severe, and ruled by opinion"; africanus, "black, crafty, and governed by caprice"; and europaeus, "white, gentle, and governed by law.
His stories frequently involve historical figures (often from the Enlightenment), and often these figures are either artists or scientists, such as Benjamin Franklin, Carolus Linnaeus, William Herschel, and Franz Joseph Haydn.
Two of his noted pieces include a large bronze monument of Albert Einstein, and his most complex piece, a large kneeling figure of Carolus Linnaeus, originator of the science of botany.