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Carl von Linné (Carolus Linnaeus) (1707 - 1778)
"The Father of Taxonomy"

    Carl von Linné was a Swedish botanist who popularized the concept of binomial nomenclature, in which every organism has both a genus ("general") and species ("special") name, as well as fitting into a hierarchy of Families, Orders, and Classes. Publication by Linnaeus of the 10th edition of "Systema Naturae" in 1758 is regarded as the "birthday" of modern systematics on 01 January 1758. Linnean binomials take precedence over all subsequently published names. Linnaeus' name is included in species first described in that work. For example, Atlantic Cod is formally named as Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758, often abbreviated simply Gadus morhua L.

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