Person Male Born 23/5/1707 Died 10/1/1778
Born Stenbrohult, Småland in southern Sweden. Inventor of a system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms. One of the great collectors of the 18th century. At his death Joseph Banks tried but failed to buy the collection, which is now housed in the Linnaean Society in Burlington House.
2021: His relationship with racism is being described as 'complicated'.