Count Rumford

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English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction

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The protagonists of Klancher's account of the rise and fall of these ambitious institutions are figures usually given supporting roles in histories of Romantic literature and culture: Joseph Banks, Count Rumford, Thomas Dibdin, Humphry Davy, and Charles Lyell.
The soup Count Rumford pioneered was designed to be filling and nutritious, and was - in the original recipe - vegetarian, a mixture of dried peas and vegetables.
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.
Virtue never dwelt long with filth," declared Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, the 18th century physicist and inventor of the smokeless fireplace.
He points out that Count Rumford in the 18th century discovered the principle of heat convection after burning his mouth on an apple pie.
Count Rumford undertook already a large-scale physical experiment in order to demonstrate the conversion of work into heat.