Daniel Fahrenheit dies - On this day in history


16 September 2016
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Daniel Fahrenheit died 16 September 1736

Died on this day, 1736: Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (born 24 May 1686). Fahrenheit was a Dutch-German-Polish physicist, engineer, and glass blower who invented the mercury-in-glass thermometer (1714), and developed a temperature scale now named after him.

The Fahrenheit scale was the primary temperature standard for climatic, industrial and medical purposes in English-speaking countries until the 1960s.

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