Authorised form of nameFahrenheit; Daniel Gabriel (1686 - 1736)
Dates1686 - 1736
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
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
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
DSB gives birth date as 24 May 1686. Proposed by John Theophilus Desaguliers
Royal Society codeNA5700
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RBO/12/3Description a new barometer by D Fahrenheit1724
RBO/11/122Experiment to show that different liquids have different boiling points by D Fahrenheit1723
RBO/11/110'Araeometri novi Descriptio et usus' by D G Fahrenheit1723
IM/005732Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel2001
IM/001345Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabrielnd
IM/005730Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel2001
CLP/4i/71/1Manuscript, 'Barometri novi descriptio' [Description of a new barometer] by D G [Daniel Gabriel] Fahrenheit1724
RBO/11/115'Experimenta et Observationes de congelatione aquae in vacuo' by D G Fahrenheit1724
IM/005731Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel2001
CLP/6/69aPaper, 'Araeometri novi descriptio et usus' [Description of the new araeometer and its uses] by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit1723
CLP/6/69a/1Manuscript, '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/4i/71Paper, 'Barometri novi descriptio' [Description of a new barometer] by D G [Daniel Gabriel] Fahrenheit1724
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
CLP/6/68Paper, 'Experimenta circa gradum caloris liquorum nonnullorum ebullientium instituta' [Experiments on boiling liquids] by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit1723
CLP/6/69a/2Figure, araeometer [hydrometer] by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit1723
RBO/11/125Concerning the different gravities of different substances by D Fahrenheit1724
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