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Carl Linnaeus a.k.a. Carl Linnaeus[edit]


Carl Linnaeus (Swedish original name Carl Linnaeus ...

Yeah, I get it. Why the repetition? Rursus dixit. (mbork3!) 11:06, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

I agree, that seems like unnecessary clutter. I've been bold and removed it. Thomas Kluyver (talk) 11:23, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Minor Adjustments to the Intro[edit]

I think the intro could be slightly condensed by possibly moving the 3rd paragraph commentary on Linnaeus to the section "Commentary on Linnaeus." The last paragraph could probably be moved somewhere else as well, such as the "Views on Mankind" section? These two parts just seem a little unnecessary for anyone just trying to get a brief overview of who Linnaeus was from the intro. Ashleyweir (talk) 20:41, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Too many subsections in Biography[edit]

There are 17 subsections in Biography, one of them a single sentence; and two of them are names of books, also dealt with in separate sections later in the article, and they are now acquiring duplicate hatnotes. I propose to remove some of these section headings - we obviously shouldn't have 2 sections per book, at least. Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:13, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Latin in Linnaeus's household[edit]

  • I read somewhere that so much Latin was spoken in Linnaeus's childhood household that he learned Latin as his first spoken language, even before he learned Swedish. Has anyone got a reference for this? Anthony Appleyard (talk) 22:46, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
This is a good point. This unverifiable story is probably a confusion with that of Elias Magnus Fries, another Swedish botanist, who is said to use Latin in his household instead of Swedish see this bio, this and this. Chhandama (talk) 08:47, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Two Kingdoms Classification: In his Systema Naturae, first published in 1735, Carolus Linnaeus distinguished two kingdoms of living things: Animalia for animals and Plantae (Vegetabilia) for plants. He classified all living organisms into two kingdoms – on the basis of nutrition and locomotion (mobility). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:56, 9 February 2017 (UTC)