Anders Celsius

Astronomer Anders Celsius Full Name: Anders Celsius
Nationality: Swedish

Profession: Astronomer
Why Famous: Founded the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory in 1741, and proposed the Celsius temperature scale which bears his name in 1742.

Born: November 27, 1701
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden

Died: April 25, 1744 (aged 42)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Historical Events in the Life of Anders Celsius

  • 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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