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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel

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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).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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