Linnaeus, Carl (Linné)


1707–1778 Swedish naturalist whose classification scheme became the basis of modern taxonomy

Keywords: classification; history; botany; human origins; Bible

Further Reading

Blunt W (2001) Linnaeus: The Compleat Naturalist, rev edn. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Broberg G (ed.) (1980) Linnaeus: Progress and Prospects in Linnaean Research. Pittsburg: Hunt Botanical Library.

Cain AJ (1958) Logic and memory in Linnaeus’ system of taxonomy. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 169: 144–163.

Frangsmyr T (ed.) (1983) Linnaeus: The Man and His Work. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Freer S (trans) (2003) Linnaeus’ Philosophia Botanica. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Koerner L (1999) Linnaeus: Nature and Nation. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Schiebinger L (1993) Why mammals are called mammals: gender politics in eighteenth‐century natural history. American Historical Review 98: 382–411.

Smith JE (ed.) (1821) A Selection of the Correspondence of Linnaeus and Other Naturalists. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown.

Stafleu FA (1971) Linnaeus and the Linnaeans: The Spreading of their Ideas in Systematic Botany, 1735–1789. Utrecht: Oosthoek.

Winsor MP (2001) Cain on Linnaeus: the scientist‐historian as unanalysed entity. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 32C(2): 239–254.

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Browne, Janet(Jan 2006) Linnaeus, Carl (Linné). In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002503]