Authorised form of nameLinnaeus; Carl (1707 - 1778); Naturalist
Other forms of nameLinnaeus, Carolus; Linne, Carl Von; Von Linne, Carl; Linaeus, Charles
Dates1707 - 1778
Dates and placesBirth:
Sodra, Rashult, Smaland, Sweden (23 or 24 May 1707)
Uppsala, Sweden (10 January 1778)
Physician, naturalist
Research Field:
Botany, zoology, geology, taxonomy, medicine
Physician to the king of Sweden (by 1753); Professor of Physic and Botany, University of Uppsala (by 1753)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Visited the Royal Society in August 1736 at the invitation of Cromwel Mortimer, RS Secretary, to view the herbarium of Sir Hans Sloane then in The Repository in the Society's headquarters on Crane Court, London.
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Altname from DSB
William T Stearn, 'The Wilkins Lecture, 1985. John Wilkins, John Ray and Carl Linnaeus' in NR 1985-86 vol 40 pp 101-123
Roy A Rauschenberg, 'John Ellis, FRS: Eighteenth Century Naturalist and Royal Agent to West Florida' in NR 1977-8 vol 32 pp 149-164
John Thomas, 'Josiah Wedgwood's Portrait Medallions of Fellows of the Royal Society' in NR 1963 vol 18 pp 45-53, plate
C Broad, 'The Linnaeus Link Project' in NR 2005 vol 59 pp 201-203
E. Charles Nelson, 'Linnaeus in England, Summer 1736' in The Linnean, April 2021, Vol 37(1) pp 31-34
DSB gives birth date as 23 May 1707
Royal Society codeNA8066
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
V/018Linnaeus, Carl18th century
IM/002766Linnaeus, Carolus1995
IM/002765Linnaeus, Carolusnd
L&P/2/494Letter, 'Thanks for election' from Carl Linnaeus to the Royal Society10 April 1754
L&P/3/239Letter, 'Extract of a letter' from Carolus Linnaeus to Thomas Pennant22 February 1757
CLP/22ii/75Paper, Account of Carl Linnaeus' 'Systema Naturae' by Thomas Stack[1738]
EC/1753/02Linnaeus, Carl: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/5/203aLetter, 'The figure and character of that elegant American evergreen called by the gardeners the Loblolly Bay' from John Elllis to Carl Linnaeus1770
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