Who was Linnaeus?

Carl Linnaeus is famous for his work in Taxonomy: the science of identifying, naming and classifying organisms.

Click on the tiles below to find out more about who Linnaeus was, why he remains an important figure today, and what work the Linnean Society and Linnean Learning are doing in his name.

Highlighted video!

This video tells the story of Linnaeus' journey to Germany to see the only known specimen of a Hydra - a ferocious seven headed snake! What do you think Linnaeus had to say about it?