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BIOGRAPHIES OF SCIENTIFIC MEN

reptiles), fishes, insects, and worms. His work greatly reformed natural history in more ways than one.

Linnæus was the recipient of most of the honours awarded to men of science, and was a botanist of world-wide renown.

He died of apoplexy on 10th January 1778. He received a public funeral, and was buried in the Swedish capital.

Of posthumous honours erected to his memory, the most noted are the various Linnæan societies of the world. He was a man of great energy, untiring zeal and devotion to science, an enthusiast, a powerful lecturer, who communicated to his pupils the ideas and materials of his life's work, and withal a kind-hearted gentleman.