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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 757,956 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Anders Celsius is the 7th most popular astronomer, the 4th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 5th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swedish Astronomer.

Anders Celsius is most famous for inventing the Celsius scale.

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Among astronomers, Anders Celsius ranks 7 out of 531Before him are Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Ptolemy, Giordano Bruno, and Tycho Brahe. After him are William Herschel, Aristarchus of Samos, Edwin Hubble, Ulugh Beg, Hipparchus, and Ole Rømer.

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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, Sharaku, Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas, Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, Johan Agrell, Dmitry Laptev, and Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim. Among people deceased in 1744, Anders Celsius ranks 1After him are Giambattista Vico, Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Alexander Pope, Giuseppe Guarneri, André Campra, Leonardo Leo, Marie Anne de Mailly, John Theophilus Desaguliers, and Johann Heinrich Schulze.

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Among people born in Sweden, Anders Celsius ranks 4 out of 1,612Before him are Alfred Nobel (1833), Carl Linnaeus (1707), and Tycho Brahe (1546). After him are Ingmar Bergman (1918), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Olof Palme (1927), Charles XII of Sweden (1682), Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), and Ingvar Kamprad (1926).


Among astronomers born in Sweden, Anders Celsius ranks 2Before him are Tycho Brahe (1546). After him are Bertil Lindblad (1895), Oskar Backlund (1846), Bengt Strömgren (1908), Carl Charlier (1862), and Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist (1944).