- “Linnaeus” Essay, Research Paper
By Cory Cooper 10th grade 1997-98 of RIO AMERICANO HIGH SCHOOL-leave my name please!
Carolus Linnaeus was a Swedish naturalist and physician. He created the classification
system for classifying plants and animals that is now universally used. He created the
binomial system which each living thing is assigned a name that is made of two Latin
words. The first word is genus and the second is species. Linnaeus was the Father of
Systematic Botany. Linnaeus was born Carl von Linnaeus? on May 23, 1707, in Rashult.
Although his father, a curate, wanted Carl to follow in his footsteps, Carl was interested in
plants and animals. he was nicknamed ?little botanist? when he was 8 years old. The
village physician saw that Carl had unusual gifts and encouraged the father to help care for
Carl while he studied medicine at the University of uppsala beginning in 1728. He was so
intelligent that he won the job as a lecturer in botany. later the Academy of Sciences of
Uppsala sent him on a 5,000 botanical survey of lapland. What he found on the journey
was later published in a book called Flora Lapponica? in 1737. Later, his future wife, Sara
Moraea, helped provide with which he obtained his doctor?s degree in medicine at a
university in Holland. In Holland, Linnaeus became a medical attendant to and
Amsterdam banker who had a large botanical garden. Linaeus was made the director of
the garden. He later created and study the Classification system. After scientific journeys
to France and England Linnaeus returned to Stockholm to pracitce medicine. In 1742 he
was appointed chair of botany at Uppsala, where spent the rest of his life. n Linnaeus died
on January 10, 1778. Linnaeus? classification system was considered artificial. Linnaeus?s
system was supposed to be temporary. It was supposed to be replaced by a natural
system. In the 19th century the theory of evolution supplied some principles needed for a
natural system, but the broad outlines Linnaeus? system were retained.
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