Anders Celsius

Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer. He was born in 1701 and died in 1744. After being appointed professor of astronomy at the University of Upsal he travelled in Germany, England, France, and Italy; and in 1736 he took part in the expedition of Maupertuis and others for the purpose of measuring a degree of the meridian in Lapland. He invented ...
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Anders Celsius

==Early life and education== Anders Celsius was born in Uppsala, Sweden on 27 November 1701. His family originated from Ovanåker in the province of Hälsingland. Their family estate was at Doma, also known as Höjen or Högen (locally as Högen 2). The name Celsius is a latinization of the estate`s name (Latin celsus `mound`). As the son of an......
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