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  2. Humphry Davy - Wikipedia

    Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet, FRS, MRIA, FGS (17 December 1778 – 29 May 1829) was a British chemist and inventor who invented the Davy lamp and a very early form of arc lamp.

  3. Sir Humphry Davy | Inventions, Biography, & Facts | Britannica

    Sir Humphry Davy, English chemist who discovered several chemical elements (including sodium, potassium, calcium, and barium) and compounds, invented the miner’s safety lamp, and became one of the greatest exponents of the scientific method. Learn more about Davy’s life in this article.

  4. Humphry Davy | Science History Institute

    Humphry Davy. A self-taught chemist and inventor, Davy became a leader in Lavoisier’s reformed chemistry movement of the late 18th century and a pioneer of electrochemistry. He discovered several new elements, including magnesium, calcium, strontium, and barium.

  5. Humphry Davy - Biography

    Humphry Davy was a British chemist best known for his contributions to the discoveries of chlorine and iodine. Learn more at

  6. Sir Humphry Davy summary | Britannica

    Sir Humphry Davy, (born Dec. 17, 1778, Penzance, Cornwall, Eng.—died May 29, 1829, Geneva, Switz.), English chemist. By his early 20s his work on gases had established his reputation.

  7. Sir Humphry Davy - Chemist, Inventor, Researcher | Britannica

    Sir Humphry Davy - Chemist, Inventor, Researcher: Shortly after his return, he studied, for the Society for Preventing Accidents in Coal Mines, the conditions under which mixtures of firedamp and air explode. This led to the invention of the miner’s safety lamp and to subsequent researches on flame, for which he received the Rumford medals ...

  8. Biography of Humphry Davy, Prominent English Chemist - ThoughtCo

    Sir Humphry Davy (December 17, 1778–May 29, 1829) was a British chemist and inventor who was best known for his contributions to the discoveries of chlorine, iodine, and many other chemical substances. He also invented the Davy lamp, a lighting device that greatly improved safety for coal miners, and the carbon arc, an early version of the ...

  9. BBC - History - Sir Humphry Davy

    Sir Humphry Davy © Davy was a British chemist best known for his experiments in electro-chemistry and his invention of a miner's safety lamp. Humphry Davy was born on 17 December 1778 in Penzance ...

  10. Sir Humphry Davy |

    Sir Humphry Davy. The English chemist and natural philosopher Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) isolated and named the elements of the alkaline-earth and alkali metals and showed that chlorine and iodine were elements.. Humphry Davy was born on Dec. 17, 1778, in Penzance, Cornwall. He was apprenticed when he was 16 to an apothecary in Penzance, where he evinced a great interest in chemistry and ...

  11. Humphry Davy |

    Humphry Davy. 1778-1829. English Chemist. Humphry Davy is most famous for his discoveries of potassium, sodium, chlorine, and other elements using powerful voltaic batteries. Through his research he established the science of electrochemistry. On a more practical note, Davy also invented the miner's safety lamp.