100 Swedish Krona banknote 1996 Carl Linnaeus

Sweden Currency 100 Swedish Krona banknote, Carl Linnaeus
Sweden banknotes 100 Swedish Krona note, bee pollinating a flower
Sweden Currency 100 Swedish Krona banknote 1996 Carl Linnaeus
Swedish National Bank - Sveriges Riksbank

Obverse side of the 100 Swedish kronor is showing the portrait of naturalist Carl von Linné (Linnaeus) (1707-1778), a sketch of the Linnaeus garden in Uppsala, the sketches of pollinating plants taken from Linné's early work Præludia Sponsalia Rum Plantarum in 1729, the sketch of the botanical gardens in Uppsala, where Linné was director, and which is now known as the Linné garden; to the right of Linné's portrait is his motto in very small text: "OMNIA MIRARI ETIAM TRISTISSIMA" (Find wonder in all things, even the most commonplace).

Reverse side of the 100 Swedish kronor is showing a bee pollinating a flower from a photograph by Lennart Nilsson, the stylised pictures from the fertilisation of a flower and a reconstruction of how the flower looks through the multifaceted eyes of a bee.

Watermark depicting the denomination and portrait on the banknote which becomes visible when you hold the banknote to the light. The denomination appears significantly lighter than the rest of the paper.
Measures: 72 x 140 millimetres
Colour: Blue-green
Banknote paper: Manufactured of cotton fibres that are not fluorescent, which is to say they do not emit any light under ultraviolet light (other types of paper may emit a bluish glow).
Banknote number: shows which year the note was printed. The first digit is the last figure of the printing year. The second and third digits show which decade the note was printed, according to a special system.

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Carl Linnaeus
Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology. 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 published a first edition of his Systema Naturae in the Netherlands. He then returned to Sweden, where he became professor of medicine and botany at Uppsala. In the 1740s, he was sent on several journeys through Sweden to find and classify plants and animals. In the 1750s and '60s, he continued to collect and classify animals, plants, and minerals, and published several volumes. At the time of his death, he was one of the most acclaimed scientists in Europe.
   The Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau sent him the message: "Tell him I know no greater man on earth." The German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote: "With the exception of Shakespeare and Spinoza, I know no one among the no longer living who has influenced me more strongly." Swedish author August Strindberg wrote: "Linnaeus was in reality a poet who happened to become a naturalist". Among other compliments, Linnaeus has been called Princeps botanicorum (Prince of Botanists), "The Pliny of the North," and "The Second Adam". American news agency Time named Linnaeus the 31st most influential person in human history and the 5th most influential scientist.
   In botany, the author abbreviation used to indicate Linnaeus as the authority for species' names is L. In older publications, sometimes the abbreviation "Linn." is found (for instance in: Cheeseman, T.F. (1906) – Manual of the New Zealand Flora). Linnaeus' remains comprise the type specimen for the species Homo sapiens, following the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, since the sole specimen he is known to have examined when writing the species description was himself.