Anders Celsius Biography

Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer, physicist and mathematician. He was professor of astronomy at Uppsala University from 1730 to 1744, but traveled from 1732 to 1735 visiting notable observatories in Germany, Italy and France. He founded the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory in 1741, and in 1742 proposed the Celsius temperature scale which bears his name. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Anders Celsius
Nationality:
Sweden
Profession:
Astronomer
Date of Birth:
November 27, 1701
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
April 25, 1744
Age at Death:
42
Cause of Death:
Tuberculosis
Anders Celsius Timeline
  • 1736-04-20
    French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins his expedition to Lapland to measure a degree of latitude and prove the shape of the earth, he is joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Claude Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier
  • 1736-12-03
    Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere
  • 1741-12-25
    Astronomer Anders Celsius introduces Centigrade temperature scale
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