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A quick tour through the life of Linnaeus

  1707 May 23rd (13th Old Style), Carl Linnaeus was born in Råshult, in the province of Småland in Southern Sweden.
  1727 studies medicine for a year in Lund.
  1728 continues his studies in Uppsala.
  1732 scientific expedition to Lapland.
  1734 scientific expedition to Dalarna.
  1735 becomes a doctor of medicine at Harderwijk, Holland.
  1735–1738 lives and works in Holland, publishing several important works.
    visits Denmark, Germany, England and France.
  1735 publishes the first edition of Systema naturae.
  1736 publishes Fundamenta Botanica.
  1737 publishes Flora Lapponica.
  1739–1741 works as a medical doctor in Stockholm.
  1739 one of the founders and the first President of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.
    marries Sara Lisa Moraea at Sveden, near Falun, Dalarna.
  1741 appointed professor of medicine at Uppsala University.
    first child, Carl Jr, born.
    scientific expedition to the islands of Öland and Gotland.
  1744 elected to the Royal Society of Sciences, Uppsala.
  1745 publishes Flora Svecica.
  1746 scientific expedition to Västergötland.
    publishes Fauna Svecica.
  1749 scientific expedition to Skåne.
  1751 publishes Philosophia Botanica.
  1753 publishes Species Plantarum where the binomial nomenclature for plants is consistently used for the first time.
  1758 purchases the estate of Hammarby, 12 km Southeast of Uppsala.
    publishes the 10th edition of Systema Naturae where the binomial system for animals is consistently used for the first time.
  1762 official confirmation by the Swedish Parliament of an earlier royal decision to give knighthood to Linnaeus, thereafter (in Sweden) known as Carl von Linné.
  1778 January 10th, Carl Linnaeus dies in his residence and is buried in Uppsala Cathedral.