Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

1686 - 1736

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Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit FRS (; German: [ˈfaːʁn̩haɪt]; 24 May 1686 – 16 September 1736) was a physicist, inventor, and scientific instrument maker, born in Poland to a family of German extraction. Fahrenheit invented thermometers accurate and consistent enough to allow the comparison of temperature measurements between different observers using different instruments. Fahrenheit is also credited with inventing mercury-in-glass thermometers more accurate and superior to spirit-filled thermometers at the time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit has received more than 1,074,313 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit is the 38th most popular physicist (down from 34th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Poland (down from 17th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Physicist.

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit is most famous for inventing the mercury thermometer. Fahrenheit was born in 1686 and he was a German physicist. He invented the mercury thermometer in 1714.

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Among physicists, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit ranks 38 out of 851Before him are Gustav Kirchhoff, Max Born, Andrei Sakharov, Paul Dirac, Richard Feynman, and Henry Cavendish. After him are Wolfgang Pauli, Lise Meitner, Gerard 't Hooft, Max von Laue, Pieter Zeeman, and J. J. Thomson.

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Among people born in 1686, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit ranks 1After him are Nicola Porpora, Benedetto Marcello, Charles, Duke of Berry, Hans Egede, Senesino, Hakuin Ekaku, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Vasily Tatishchev, Adolphus Frederick III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Antoine de Jussieu, and Johann Georg Christian, Prince of Lobkowicz. Among people deceased in 1736, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit ranks 2Before him is Ahmed III. After him are Prince Eugene of Savoy, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Stephen Gray, Antonio Caldara, Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine, Filippo Juvarra, Theophan Prokopovich, Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, Louise Diane d'Orléans, and Caspar van Wittel.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit ranks 18 out of 1,694Before him are Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Günter Grass (1927), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Fritz Haber (1868), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), and Marie Leszczyńska (1703). After him are Władysław Szpilman (1911), Wernher von Braun (1912), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Janusz Korczak (1878), and Lech Kaczyński (1949).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit ranks 2Before him are Marie Curie (1867). After him are Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Otto Stern (1888), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Leopold Infeld (1898), Friedrich Ernst Dorn (1848), and Vladimir Chelomey (1914).