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 Anders Celsius

Anders Celsius

Birth
Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden
Death 25 Apr 1744 (aged 42)
Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden
Burial Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden
Plot Beneath the church floor
Memorial ID 8413 · View Source
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Scientist, Astronomer. Born in Uppsala, Sweden, he was a astronomer, physicist and mathematician noted for developing the temperature scale used in almost all scientific work. Celsius' fixed scale for measuring temperature defines zero degrees as the temperature at which water freezes and 100 degrees as the temperature at which water boils. In 1741, he built Sweden's first observatory.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8413
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anders Celsius (27 Nov 1701–25 Apr 1744), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8413, citing Gamla Uppsala kyrka och kyrkogård, Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .