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Famous Botanists from Sweden

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List of notable or famous botanists from Sweden, with bios and photos, including the top botanists born in Sweden and even some popular botanists who immigrated to Sweden. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Swedish botanists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These botanists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known botanist from Sweden is included when available.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Lars Levi Læstadius to Carl Linnaeus.

This historic botanists from Sweden list can help answer the questions "Who are some Swedish botanists of note?" and "Who are the most famous botanists from Sweden?" These prominent botanists of Sweden may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Swedish botanists.

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Anders Dahl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Botanists from Sweden
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Anders (Andreas) Dahl (17 March 1751, Varnhem, Västergötland – 25 May 1789) was a Swedish botanist and student of Carl Linnaeus. The dahlia flower is named after him. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 38 (1751-1789)

Anders Jahan Retzius is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Botanists from Sweden
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Anders Jahan Retzius (3 October 1742 – 6 October 1821) was a Swedish chemist, botanist and entomologist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 79 (1742-1821)

Birthplace: Kristianstad, Sweden

Bengt Lidforss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Botanists from Sweden
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Bengt Lidforss

Bengt Lidforss (15 September 1868 – 23 September 1913) was a prominent Swedish socialist, and an accomplished natural scientist and writer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 45 (1868-1913)

Birthplace: Lund, Sweden

Carl Linnaeus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Botanists from Sweden
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Carl Linnaeus (; 23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈkɑːɭ fɔn lɪˈneː] (listen)), was a Swedish botanist, zoologist, and physician who formalised binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy". Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as Carolus Linnæus (after 1761 Carolus a Linné). Linnaeus was born in the countryside of Småland in southern Sweden. He received most of his higher education at Uppsala University and began giving lectures in botany there in 1730. He lived abroad between 1735 and 1738, where he studied and also ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1707-1778)

Birthplace: Råshult, Sweden

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