Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

1686 - 1736

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit FRS (; German: [ˈfaːʁənhaɪt]; 24 May 1686 – 16 September 1736) was a physicist, inventor, and scientific instrument maker. Fahrenheit was born in Danzig (Gdańsk), then a predominantly German-speaking city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, but lived most of his life in the Dutch Republic (1701–1736) and was one of the notable figures in the Golden Age of Dutch science and technology. A pioneer of exact thermometry, he helped lay the foundations for the era of precision thermometry by inventing the mercury-in-glass thermometer (first widely used, practical, accurate thermometer) and Fahrenheit scale (first standardized temperature scale to be widely used). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit has received more than 559,056 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 26th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit ranks 26 out of 659Before him are Enrico Fermi, Georg Ohm, Heinrich Hertz, Hans Christian Ørsted, Ibn al-Haytham, and Hendrik Lorentz. After him are J. J. Thomson, Henry Cavendish, Luigi Galvani, Daniel Bernoulli, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, and Paul Dirac.

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

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit ranks 13 out of 930Before him are Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), Lech Wałęsa (1943), David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), and Heinz Guderian (1888). After him are Günter Grass (1927), Wernher von Braun (1912), Fritz Haber (1868), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Janusz Korczak (1878), and Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit ranks 2Before him are Marie Curie (1867). After him are Max Born (1882), Otto Stern (1888), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), and Eugen Goldstein (1860).

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