Friday, November 28, 2008

Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1788). He was a Swedish botanist who was considered the father of modern botany. He was the first naturalist to classify plants. Linnaeus initiated the use of two Latin names, identifying genus and species to classify all plants and animals. Among his works are the following texts: Bibioltheca Botanica, Systema Naturae, 1735; Genera Plantarum, 1737; and Species Plantarum, 1753. The following words were inscribed over the door of his bedchamber:

“Live innocently; God is here.”

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