Carl Linnaeus is by far the most internationally well-known Swede that has ever lived. Not only was he a scientist, botanist, zoologist and geologist, he was also a skilled doctor, health worker and philosopher. The Linnaean era is characterised by an ambition to catalogue, organise and give names to the whole natural world. Linnaeus attracted many disciples, and he has left a lasting impression in many locations. Find out more about the man whose anniversary we are celebrating.
All information on this web site is from the Linnaeus Tercentenary year of 2007 and has not been updated since. If using texts from this web site, please refer to Linnaeus2007 as the source.