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Anders Celsius

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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 Add to Map
Plot
Beneath the church floor
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Scientist, Astronomer. Born in Uppsala, Sweden, he was an 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.
Scientist, Astronomer. Born in Uppsala, Sweden, he was an 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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  • Added: Feb 8, 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8413/anders-celsius: accessed ), memorial page for Anders Celsius (27 Nov 1701–25 Apr 1744), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8413, citing Gamla Uppsala kyrka och kyrkogård, Uppsala, Uppsala kommun, Uppsala län, Sweden; Maintained by Find a Grave.