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Authorised form of nameFahrenheit; Daniel Gabriel (1686 - 1736)
Dates1686 - 1736
NationalityPolish
Place of birthDanzig [Gdansk], Poland, Europe
Date of birth14 or 24 May 1686
Place of deathThe Hague, Netherlands
Date of death16 September 1736
OccupationScientific instrument maker
Research fieldExperimental physics
ActivityCareer:
On the death of his parents, sent by his guardian to Amsterdam (1701); travelled through Germany observing the practices of other instrument makers (1707); returned to Amsterdam (1717); friend of Herman Boerhaave (FRS 1730) and Willem Jakob 's Gravesande (FRS 1715); invented the mercury thermometer; demonstrated his thermometer to the Royal Society (1724)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/05/1724
RelationshipsSon of Daniel Fahrenheit and his wife, Concordia Schumann
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Notes:
DSB gives birth date as 24 May 1686. Proposed by John Theophilus Desaguliers
Royal Society codeNA5700
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RBO/11/122Experiment to show that different liquids have different boiling points by D Fahrenheit1723
RBO/11/115'Experimenta et Observationes de congelatione aquae in vacuo' by D G Fahrenheit1724
RBO/11/110'Araeometri novi Descriptio et usus' by D G Fahrenheit1723
RBO/12/3Description a new barometer by D Fahrenheit1724
RBO/11/125Concerning the different gravities of different substances by D Fahrenheit1724
IM/005732Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel2001
IM/001345Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabrielnd
IM/005730Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel2001
CLP/4i/71Paper, 'Barometri novi descriptio' [Description of a new barometer] by D G [Daniel Gabriel] Fahrenheit1724
CLP/6/69aPaper, 'Araeometri novi descriptio et usus' [Description of the new araeometer and its uses] by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit1723
CLP/6/69bPaper 'Materiarum quarundam gravitates specficæ' [Concerning the gravity of different substances] by D G [Daniel Gabriel] Fahrenheit1724
CLP/6/68Paper, 'Experimenta circa gradum caloris liquorum nonnullorum ebullientium instituta' [Experiments on boiling liquids] by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit1723
CLP/4i/70Paper, 'Experimenta et observationes de congelatione aquae in vacuo factae' [The experiments and observations on water made in an air-tight vacuum] by D G [Daniel Gabriel] Fahrenheit1724
IM/005731Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel2001
CLP/4i/71/1Manuscript, 'Barometri novi descriptio' [Description of a new barometer] by D G [Daniel Gabriel] Fahrenheit1724
CLP/6/69a/1Manuscript, 'Araeometri novi descriptio et usus' [Description of the new araeometer and its uses] by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit1723
CLP/6/69a/2Figure, araeometer [hydrometer] by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit1723
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