Sir Humphrey Davy (Chimiste),associé etranger de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris et Président de la Société royale de Londre. Ne à Penzance Comté de Cornwall en 1775.
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Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829), English chemist and inventor. He is remembered mainly for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as his contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. In 1815 he invented the Davy lamp, which allowed miners to work safely in the presence of flammable gases.
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