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Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel (Gabriel Fahrenheit)

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Born: 1686 AD
Died: 1736 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Engineers, Lecturer, Physicists

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1686 - Born on May 24, in Danzig (now GdaDsk, Poland) was a German physicist and engineer who worked most of his life in the Netherlands.

 

1714 - Invented the first mercury thermometer.

 

1717 - Settled in The Hague with the trade of glassblowing, making barometer, altimeter and thermometer.

 

1718 - And onwards, he gave lectures in chemistry in Amsterdam.

 

1724 - Became a member of the "Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge".

 

Epitome of Fahrenheit temperature scale.


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