How did the Fahrenheit scale get its name and Where does the word “Fahrenheit” come from?

He was only fifty when he died, in 1736, and only twenty-eight when he introduced the mercury-filled thermometer and devised the scale for measuring temperature still called by his name, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, a German citizen, born in Danzig.

His father was a merchant, and the son had been trained to follow that pursuit, but, interested more in the science of physics than in commerce, he removed to Holland.