Person NameLinnean Society of London; 1788-present
ActivityFounded in 1788, the Society takes its name from the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), whose botanical and zoological collections and library have been in the Society's keeping since 1829, having been purchased from the executor of the Society's first President, Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828). The Linnean Society is a leading forum for contemporary discussions on genetics, natural history, systematics, biology and the history of plant and animal taxonomy. It is the world's oldest extant biological society.
Corporate NameLinnean Society of London
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