Fahrenheit, Daniel Gabriel


German physicist born in Danzig, Poland (1686-1736). Fahrenheit invented the alcohol thermometer in 1709, and the mercury thermometer in 1714. He also developed the temperature scale now known as Fahrenheit, which defines freezing as 32°F, boiling as 212°F, and body temperature as 98.6°F.

Sign in or register

For an ad-free experience and access the Visionlearning Classroom, sign in or register.