24/05/1686 A pioneer of exact thermometry Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit is born
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Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was a Dutch-German-Polish physicist, inventor, and scientific instrument maker. A pioneer of exact thermometry, he helped lay the foundations for the era of precision thermometry by inventing the mercury-in-glass thermometer and Fahrenheit scale.