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The order in nature

Coat of arms of Linnaeus
The coat of arms of Linnaeus shows his interest in the order in nature. It is divided into three fields; black for the kingdom of stones, red for the animal kingdom and green for the plant kingdom.
Photo: Riddarhuset, K-H Stiernspets.

”God created – Linnaeus arranged”

”Deus Creavit, Linnaeus Disposuit”. This could be found in D. H. Stövers biography of Linnaeus from 1792. Eventually could Linnaeus’ life-work be concluded in this way and it was perhaps not so strange to him. He had got the privilege to discover the order in the creation of God.

Linnaeus had a distinctive feeling for collecting and systematising information. Furthermore he was skilled at selling his ideas and at filling those around him with enthusiasm. Those talents made it possible for him to realise many of his ideas.

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