# Daniel Bernoulli

**Daniel Bernoulli** FRS (German: [bɛʁˈnʊli];[1] 8 February [O.S. 29 January] 1700 – 27 March 1782[2]) was a Swiss mathematician and physicist[2] and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family from Basel. He is particularly remembered for his applications of mathematics to mechanics, especially fluid mechanics, and for his pioneering work in probability and statistics. His name is commemorated in the Bernoulli's principle, a particular example of the conservation of energy, which describes the mathematics of the mechanism underlying the operation of two important technologies of the 20th century: the carburetor and the airplane wing.

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Born | 8 February 1700 |

Died | 27 March 1782 (aged 82) |

Nationality | Swiss |

Education | University of Basel (M.D., 1721) Heidelberg University University of Strasbourg |

Known for | Bernoulli's principle Early kinetic theory of gases Thermodynamics |

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Fields | Mathematics, physics, medicine |

Thesis | Dissertatio physico-medica de respiratione (Dissertation on the medical physics of respiration) (1721) |

Influenced | Bernoulli University |

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