THE SECOND ADAM
Carl von Linné
Carl Linnaeus (Swedish original name Carl Nilsson Linnæus, 23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, botanist, physician, zoologist, lay the foundations for the modern scheme of binominal nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology. Most of his writings were in Latin and his name is rendered in Latin as Carolus Linnæus (after 1761 Carolus a Linné).