Authorised form of nameLinnaeus; Carl (1707 - 1778); naturalist
Other forms of nameCarolus
Carl Von
Other forms of surnameLinaeus
Von Linne
Dates1707 - 1778
Place of birthSodra, Rashult, Smaland, Sweden
Date of birth23 or 24 May 1707
Place of deathUppsala, Sweden
Date of death10 January 1778
OccupationPhysician, naturalist
Research fieldBotany
Physician to the king of Sweden (by 1753); Professor of Physic and Botany, University of Uppsala (by 1753)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/05/1753
Other Royal Society activityVisited the Royal Society in August 1736 at the invitation of Cromwell 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
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
S/0064Cameo of Linnaeus, Carllate 18th century
EC/1753/02Linnaeus, Carl: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CLP/22ii/75Paper, Account of Carl Linnaeus' 'Systema Naturae' by Thomas Stack[1738]
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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