Hippocrates observes, “He that is ignorant of botany and the physical powers of plants, how can he understand the diseases of man? For out of them is the whole of the human body composed.”
Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who formalised the modern system of naming organisms called binomial nomenclature.
Born: May 23, 1707, Sweden
Died: January 10, 1778, Sweden
Source: Wikipedia – Carl Linnaeus