Happy Birthday Celcius

Anders Celsius was born on November 27th, 1701 in Uppsala, Sweden. If you don’t already know and love the Celcius temperature scale (previously known as centigrade) then you must be a US citizen and have not studied any technical subjects in depth. 😉 The commonly used SI derived unit for temperature is named Celsius in his honor. There are many good biographies available on the web so, I won’t write up a separate one here, see the following links.


History of astronomy in Uppsala

The Sky over Berlin

Project Galactic Guide




Other Articles about Celcius:

Celsius – Wikipedia

Daniel Fahrenheit, Anders Celsius Left Their Marks, Alaska Science Forum

Who Invented the Thermometer – Fahrenheit Celsius and Kelvin Scales.