|Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit|
Birthplace: Danzig, Poland
Location of death: The Hague, Netherlands
Cause of death: unspecified
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Thermometrist
German physicist, was born at Danzig on the 24th of May 1686. For the most part he lived in England and Holland, devoting himself to the study of physics and making a living, apparently, by the manufacture of meteorological instruments. He was the author of important improvements in the construction of thermometers, and he introduced the thermometric scale known by his name and still extensively used in Great Britain and the United States. He also invented an improved form of hygrometer, using quicksilver instead of wine spirits, a description of which, together with accounts of various observations and experiments made by him, was published in the Phil. Trans. for 1724. He died in Holland on the 16th of September 1736.
Units of Measure temperature
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