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A learned botanist was greatly respected and published widely ("The Florula Lapponica" being his first major work). He was extravagantly praised by renowned authors and philosophers. Jean-Jacques Rousseau said "Tell him I know no greater man on earth." Goethe wrote "With the exception of Shakespeare and Spinoza, I know no one among the no longer living who has influenced me more strongly." August Strindberg wrote "(Name deleted) was in reality a poet who happened to become a naturalist".

Who was this much-praised man of science?

Clue: His /her family name was derived from a Linden tree.

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Linden McCartney Carl Linnaeus Gunter den Linden Barry Lyndon
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