Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy. (wiki)

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Amsterdam Canal Ring During his stay in the Netherlands (1735-1738), he visited the pharmacist and collector of exotic plants Albertus Seba at Haarlemmerstraat 110 (within the Canal Ring) - "In 1735 Linnaeus visited him twice. Seba's collection became a basis on which he started to develop his classification system." (wiki)
Gammelstad Carl Linnaeus visited Gammelstad in June 1732 on his Expedition to Lapland. He wrote: "Though summer here be briefer than elsewhere in the world, yet I declare it to be more pleasant. Never in my days have I been in such good health as now."
Paris, Banks of the Seine Jardin des plantes in Paris is where Linnaeus got most of his plants from when he restored the Hortus Upsaliensis. Prof. Bernhard de Jussieu in Paris was an important contact to Linnaeus (off description)
Southern Öland Linnaeus was the first visitor to record the distinctive features of Öland, in the description of his Öland journey in 1741 (nom file)
Visby In 1741, he visited Visby which reminded him of Rome (where he had never been).


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