|19th century Today|
Carl Von Linné,(Rashult, 1707 - Uppsala, 1778), a Suedish naturalist, invented a classification for plant and animal species by adopting a binary nomenclature. Under his classification each living being is caracterized by a gender and a species.
His work helped the knowledge of animals to increase from 400 known
species by Aristote (4th century BP) up to 4400. The letter « L »
which still follows the name of these species is for Linné’s initial.
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