Carl von Linné (Carolus Linnaeus)

1707–78

Swedish botanist and zoologist. Professor of practical medicine, University of Uppsala, 1741; professor of botany, diatetics, and materia medica, 1742; court physician, 1747. Proposed a system for the classification of the natural world, and reformed scientific nomenclature. FRS 1753.

Sources: DSB Record of the Royal Society of London (See the bibliography for full references to sources)