Carolus Linnaeus, Oswald Avery, and Rosalind Franklin

Carolus Linnaeus

Carolus Linnaeus was the man who created the two-part naming system we use to classify all organisms. He was born on May 23, 1707. Linnaeus died on January 10, 1778. Carolus lived in Smaland Sweden. He was a botany lecturer and a zoologist.

Fun Facts- As a kid Linnaeus was going to be taught to be a churchman. Carlus named humans Homo sapiens because it meant wise man.

Oswald Avery

Oswald Avery was the man that discovered cell transformation. Oswald was born on October 1, 1877. Avery lived in New York City. He worked in the Rockefeller Institute Hospital.Oswald Avery did not end up getting a Nobel Prize but his research carved the path to understanding DNA. Oswald died on February 20, 1955.

Fun Facts- Oswald and his brother played the cornet almost every Sunday while they were on a mission for their fathers church. Avery graduated high school at the age of 16.

Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin was the British chemist that discovered the structure of DNA. Rosalind was born on July 25, 1920. She lived in London, England and worked as a research associate at the King's College London in the biophysics department. Frankil died at the young age of 37 on April 16, 1958.

Fun Facts- Rosalind did not win a Nobel Prize but she did work for a man who did. The famous scientists Francis Crick and James Watson used Rosalind's work for their model of DNA.


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