Anders Celsius

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Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)


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The degree Celsius ([degrees]C) is a unit of temperature named for the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius. The Celsius temperature scale was designed so that the freezing point of water is 0 degrees, and the boiling point is 100 degrees at standard atmospheric pressure.
: Bonn in der latei-nischen Literatur der Neuzeit (Cologne, 2003); Companion to the History of the Neo-Latin Studies in Hungary, edited by Istvan Bartok (Budapest, 2005), appeared in conjunction with the 2006 congress in Budapest; and the organizers of the 2009 meeting in Uppsala provided facsimile editions entitled Nova literaria Maris Balthici & Septentrionis and Three Dissertations under the Presidency of Anders Celsius (Uppsala, 2009).
Name what is being measured (eg Anders Celsius is temperature).
1701: Anders Celsius, the Swedish astronomer who created the Centigrade temperature scale, was born in Uppsala.
* The Celsius temperature scale is named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius. Celsius proposed that the scale's zero would be the boiling point of water and 100 would be the freezing point of water--the opposite of what we use today.
Whenever you hear a weather report, say thanks to the 18th century Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius for inventing the scale that bears his name.
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