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English: Coat of Arms of Carl von Linné (Carolus Linnaeus), from his Letter of Nobility. The crest is a twinflower, one of Linnaeus' favourite plants. The shield is divided into thirds: red, black and green for the three kingdoms of nature (animal, mineral and vegetable) in Linnaean classification; in the centre is an egg "to denote Nature, which is continued and perpetuated in ovo". Motto: FAMAM EXTENDERE FACTIS "to expand fame/reputation by deeds".
Date 1761
Source Uppsala Cathedral, Sweden Information from: University of Otago, Uppsala University, Bridgeman Art Library, Swedish Museum of Natural History
Author Daniel Tilas, State Herald

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