23 augusti 2009

Shadow of the past

Here is a Shadow of the past. Can you tell how it is?

He is the KING, King of all organized Nature. His Name is
Carl von Linné!!!

Carl Linnaeus, May 23 1707 – January 10, 1778, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology.

Linnaeus was born in the countryside of Småland, in southern Sweden.
His father adopted the Latin-form name Linnaeus after a giant linden tree on the family homestead.

Linnaeus got most of his higher education at Uppsala University.
He was sent on several journeys through Sweden to find and classify plants and animals. In the 1750s and 60s, he continued to collect and classify animals, plants, and minerals, and published several volumes. At the time of his death, he was widely renowned throughout Europe as one of the most acclaimed scientists of the time.

The Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau sent him the message: "Tell him I know no greater man on earth." The German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote: "With the exception of Shakespeare and Spinoza, I know no one among the no longer living who has influenced me more strongly." Swedish author August Strindberg wrote: "Linnaeus was in reality a poet who happened to become a naturalist"

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