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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.