Five kingdom classification was proposed by Whittaker.
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The five-kingdom classification of organisms was given by Robert Whittaker.
It was proposed by Whittaker that organisms should be divided into kingdoms, based on characteristic features of the cell, source of nutrition, mode of nutrition, body organization, interrelationship and reproduction.
According to Whittaker's classification, five prominent kingdoms exist which are kingdom Monera, Protista, Fungi, Animalia and Plantae.