John Frederic Daniell, a British chemist, physicist and meteorologist, was born in London on March 12, 1790.

In 1831, he was the first professor at the newly opened King's College of London.
He invented the hygrometer and the pyrometer. He was a great scholar of electrochemistry. In the year 1836, Daniell built a pile. The galvanic copper and zinc stack that bore his name, the Daniell Stack.

There were already other piles made by other scientists, such as Alessandro Volta and Sturgeon.

In 1839, physicist Daniell wrote Introduction to Chemical Philosophy.
Daniell died on March 13, 1845 in London.