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A Dutch-German-Polish physicist, engineer, and glass blower who is best known for inventing the alcohol thermometer (1709) and the mercury thermometer (1714), and for developing a temperature scale now named after him.
An American scientist who while building electromagnets discovered the electromagnetic phenomenon of self-inductance, discovered mutual inductance, also he is an inventor of the electric doorbell (1831) and relay (1835).