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1686, May 241701-17241736, Sep 16
a physicist, engineer, and glass blower who is best known for inventing the mercury-in-glass thermometer (1714), and for developing a temperature scale now named after him. Daniel Gabriel began training as a merchant in Amsterdam after his parents died on 14 August 1701 from eating poisonous mushrooms. However, Fahrenheit's interest in natural science led him to begin studies and experimentation in that field.
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09/16/1736-German physicist and instrument maker Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit dies in the Netherlands
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Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit1686, May 241701
 
17241736, Sep 16

Ole Christensen Romer1644, Sep 251662
 
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 a Danish astronomer who in 1676 made the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light. I...
Bartolomeu de Gusmao1685, Dec1709
 
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 a Portuguese priest and naturalist, noted for his early work on lighter-than-air airship design. ...
Peter the Great1672, May 301682
 
17251725, Jan 28
 ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May (O.S. 27 April) 1682 until hi...
Isaac Newton1642, Dec 251665
 
17261726, Mar 20
 an English physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a "natural philosopher") who ...
Jethro Tull16741693
 
17401741, Feb 21
 an English agricultural pioneer from Berkshire who helped bring about the British Agricultural Re...
James Ferguson [3]1710, Apr 251720
 
17731776, Nov 17
  a Scottish astronomer, instrument and globe maker. It is, as the inventor and improver of astron...
Benjamin Franklin1705, Jan 61718
 
17891790, Apr 17
 one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading aut...
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