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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, he later moved to the Dutch Republic at age 15, where he spent the rest of his life (1701–1736). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit has received more than 875,667 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit is the 34th most popular physicist (down from 31st in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Poland (down from 15th 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 34 out of 717Before him are Richard Feynman, Hendrik Lorentz, Ibn al-Haytham, Henry Cavendish, Gustav Kirchhoff, and Louis de Broglie. After him are William Gilbert, Paul Dirac, Léon Foucault, Lise Meitner, 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, Hans Egede, Charles, Duke of Berry, Senesino, Vasily Tatishchev, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Hakuin Ekaku, Antoine de Jussieu, Adolphus Frederick III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Andrey Osterman. Among people deceased in 1736, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit ranks 3Before him are Ahmed III and Prince Eugene of Savoy. After him are Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Antonio Caldara, Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine, Stephen Gray, Filippo Juvarra, Louise Diane d'Orléans, René Duguay-Trouin, Theophan Prokopovich, and Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit ranks 17 out of 1,454Before him are L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Fritz Haber (1868), Günter Grass (1927), Wernher von Braun (1912), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), and Manfred von Richthofen (1892). After him are Janusz Korczak (1878), Stanisław Lem (1921), Fedor von Bock (1880), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), and Władysław Szpilman (1911).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit ranks 2Before him are Marie Curie (1867). After him are Rudolf Clausius (1822), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Otto Stern (1888), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803), and Vladimir Chelomey (1914).