Swede Anders Celsius invented the metric model or Celsius scale for temperature in 1742.
But his version paradoxically had water boiling at 0 °C and freezing at 100 °C.
Another Swede by the name of Carolus Linnaeus (who incidentally was also the guy who came up with the genus/species method of naming plants and animals) reversed these numbers and tinkered with the system a little.
DeSpite Linnaeus’s contributions, the scale was eventually named to honor Celsius.
And thank goodness, it’s much easier to spell.