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Olof Celsius, Sr.

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Birthplace: Uppsala (C)
Death: Died in Uppsala (C)
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Son of Magnus* Nicolai Celsius and Sara* Edmundi Frigrelia
Husband of Margareta Insulander
Father of Magnus von Celse; Catharina Margareta von Celse and Olof von Celse, Jr.
Brother of Nils Celsius; Johan Celsius and Catharina Celsia

Occupation: Domprost
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About Olof Celsius, Sr.

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Han var en svensk botanist , filolog och präst, han var professor vid Uppsala universitet , Sverige . Celsius var en mentor till botanisten och vetenskapsmannen Carl von Linné . Celsius skrev sin mest berömda bok om bibliska växter, Hierobotanicos, under 1745-1747. Olof Celsius brorson Anders Celsius var en astronom som uppfann en temperaturskala där 0 representerade kokpunkten för vatten och 100 representerade fryspunkten för vatten. Carl von Linné år 1744 vände skalan att skapa Celsius skala, bytt namn 1948 till Celsius skala som används idag. Olof Celsius blev ledamot i Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien 1739. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olof_Celsius

http://www.nad.riksarkivet.se/sbl/Presentation.aspx?id=14764

Olof Celsius (the elder) (July 19, 1670 – June 24, 1756) was a Swedish botanist, philologist and clergyman, He was a professor at Uppsala University, Sweden.[1] Celsius was a mentor of the botanist and scientist Carolus Linnaeus. Celsius wrote his most famous book on biblical plants, Hierobotanicos, in 1745-47.

Olof Celsius's nephew Anders Celsius was an astronomer who invented a temperature scale where 0 represented the boiling point and 100 the freezing point of water. Carl Linnaeus in 1744 reversed the scale to create the centigrade scale, renamed in 1948 to the Celsius scale in use today.

Olof Celsius was made a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1739.

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Olof Celsius, Sr.'s Timeline

1670
July 19, 1670
Uppsala (C)
1700
January 18, 1700
Age 29
1701
1701
Age 30
1709
January 6, 1709
Age 38
Uppsala (C)
1716
December 5, 1716
Age 46
Uppsala (C)
1756
June 24, 1756
Age 85
Uppsala (C)