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Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) - Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778): Carl Linnaeus was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist who established the modern system of naming organisms known as binomial nomenclature. Born in the early 18th century, Linnaeus is often referred to as the “father of modern taxonomy” for his contributions to the field. He developed a system for classifying and naming species based on shared characteristics. This method that is still in use today. His ordered system of classification in which species are grouped into broader categories of genus, family, order, class, phylum, and kingdom, provided an essential framework for the study of biology.