Gabriel Fahrenheit

Der Physiker

Basic Information;

Vaters Name ist Daniel Fahrenheit.

Mutters Name ist Concordia Schumann.

Geboren am 14. Mai, 1686.

Gestorben am 16. September, 1736.

Der Geburtsort ist Danzig, Deutschland.

Die Begraebnisstaette ist Hague, Netherlands.

Der Arbeit ist Physiker.

Der Alterfenosse ist Ole Roemer.


Gebriel Fahrenheit placed the boiling point of water at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. He also placed the tempeture of the human body at 98.6 degrees along with the freezing point of water at 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Interesting Information:

Fahrenheit was the first physicist to use mercury in a thermometer. But he also had a warrent out for his arrest in 1707 for failing to complete an apprenticeship. In 1742 Fahrenheit was admitted to the British Royal Society despite having had no formal Scientific training and having published just one collection of research papers.


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