The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel
A celebrated physicist, born at Danzig; spent much of his life in England, but finally settled in Holland; devoted himself to physical research; is famed for his improvement of the thermometer by substituting quicksilver for spirits of wine and inventing a new scale, the freezing-point being 32° above zero and the boiling 212° (1686-1736).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/fahrenheit-gabriel-daniel.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.