Just 1,54 m tall but still huge. One of the worlds greatest scientist. Born in 1707 in Råshult as son of a priest. He grew up in Stenbrohult, moved to Uppsala where he married Sara and got a lot of children. 5 of them reached adulthood. Carl von Linné was born Carolus Linnaeus and was raised to nobility in 1757.
2007 we celebrate the 300th anniversary of this remarkable man. Carolus Linnaeus was a zoologist, botanist and physician.
In the university town of Uppsala (the Uni. was founded 1477 by the way) you find, close to the university grounds, the Botanical Garden (350 years old). In Uppsala you also find the Linné Garden that was founded in 1655 by Olof Rudbeck, actually before Carl von Linné was born. In 1741 Carl von Linné took over the administration and built the orangerie in french style designed by Carl Hårleman. Today this remarkable garden is a reconstruction of how it looked during the Carl von Linné era.
300 års jubileum
I år firar vi Carl von Linné född 23 maj 1707.
Linné blev 70 år gammal, ligger begravd i Uppsala.
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