Bernoulli’s principle is named after Daniel Bernoulli (1700–1782), a Swiss mathematician and physician. Bernoulli published his work on fluid dynamics in 1738 in the book *Hydrodynamica* (Fluid Dynamics), 165 years before the Wright brothers invented the airplane! Bernoulli’s principle on stationary flow remains the general principle of aerodynamics and forms the basis for the modern explanation of lift.