Count Rumford


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Noun1.Count Rumford - English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and frictionCount Rumford - English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814)
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Beginning with a fascinating genealogy of the Royal Institution's establishment (led by Joseph Banks, Count Rumford, and Thomas Bernard), Part One of Klancher's book focuses on "Questions of the Arts and Sciences.
He later moved to England, and then to Germany, where he took the name Count Rumford.
Thompson, perhaps better known as Count Rumford, was by all accounts a ruthless, arrogant, cunning, devious, unprincipled womanizer who was also a philanthropist and a clever scientist.