Anders Celsius

1701 - 1744

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Anders Celsius (Swedish pronunciation: [ˌanːdəʂ ˈsɛlːsiɵs], 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 554,512 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Anders Celsius is the 7th most popular astronomer, the 5th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 7th 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 532Before him are Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Giordano Bruno, Ptolemy, Johannes Kepler, and Tycho Brahe. After him are Edwin Hubble, Aristarchus of Samos, William Herschel, 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, Dmitry Laptev, Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, and Wu Jingzi. Among people deceased in 1744, Anders Celsius ranks 1After him are Giambattista Vico, Alexander Pope, Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Giuseppe Guarneri, Leonardo Leo, André Campra, Marie Anne de Mailly, John Theophilus Desaguliers, and Johann Heinrich Schulze.

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Among people born in Sweden, Anders Celsius ranks 5 out of 1,296Before him are Carl Linnaeus (1707), Alfred Nobel (1833), Tycho Brahe (1546), and Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594). After him are Ingmar Bergman (1918), Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), and Charles XII of Sweden (1682).


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