Anders Celsius

1701 - 1744

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Anders Celsius (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈânːdɛʂ ˈsɛ̌lːsɪɵs]; 27 November 1701 – 25 April 1744) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anders Celsius has received more than 884,779 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Anders Celsius is the 6th most popular astronomer (up from 7th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Astronomer.

Anders Celsius is most famous for inventing the Celsius scale.

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Among astronomers, Anders Celsius ranks 6 out of 644Before him are Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Giordano Bruno, and Ptolemy. After him are Tycho Brahe, William Herschel, Ulugh Beg, Ja'far al-Sadiq, Aristarchus of Samos, and Edwin Hubble.

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Among people born in 1701, Anders Celsius ranks 1After him are Anna Magdalena Bach, Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia, Maria Amalia of Austria, Charles Marie de La Condamine, Pietro Longhi, Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas, Sharaku, Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, Johan Agrell, and Nicolai Eigtved. Among people deceased in 1744, Anders Celsius ranks 1After him are Giambattista Vico, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Alexander Pope, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Giuseppe Guarneri, Marie Anne de Mailly, André Campra, Leonardo Leo, John Theophilus Desaguliers, and Antiochus Kantemir.

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Among people born in Sweden, Anders Celsius ranks 7 out of 1,879Before him are Carl Linnaeus (1707), Alfred Nobel (1833), Ingmar Bergman (1918), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Astrid Lindgren (1907), and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594). After him are Tycho Brahe (1546), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), August Strindberg (1849), Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), and Ingvar Kamprad (1926).


Among astronomers born in Sweden, Anders Celsius ranks 1After him are Tycho Brahe (1546), Oskar Backlund (1846), Bertil Lindblad (1895), Bengt Strömgren (1908), Carl Charlier (1862), Nils Christoffer Dunér (1839), and Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist (1944).