Linnaeus Day

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Linnaeus Day in Sweden in 2023
Image: Carolus Linnaeus. from Pxhere. CC0

About Linnaeus Day

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Dates of Linnaeus Day
2024 Sweden Thursday, May 23rdLinnaeus Day
2023 Sweden Tuesday, May 23rdLinnaeus Day
2022 Sweden Monday, May 23rdLinnaeus Day
2021 Sweden Sunday, May 23rdLinnaeus Day
2020 Sweden Saturday, May 23rdLinnaeus Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Linnaeus Day in Sweden.

May 23rd is the birthday of Carl Linnaeus (1707 - 1778), Sweden’s beloved botanist who gave an order to the plant and animal kingdoms.

Linnaeus’ way of classifying Nature was so good that this system, called Systema naturae, came to be used all over the world.

Linnaeus is the reason we refer to all species with two names: Humans are Homo sapiens, all pet dogs are Canis lupus, cats are Felis catus, and the Indian rhino is Rhinoceros unicornis.

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