Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet FRS MRIA FGS was an English chemist and inventor. He is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as 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.

Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet FRS MRIA FGS was an English chemist and inventor. He is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as 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.

Humphry Davy rose meteorically to become a leader in the reformed chemistry movement of the late 18th century and a pioneer in the new field of electrochemistry.

Humphry Davy rose meteorically to become a leader in the reformed chemistry movement of the late 18th century and a pioneer in the new field of electrochemistry.

Portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1821 - Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet FRS MRIA FGS (1778 –1829) was a Cornish chemist & inventor. He is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali & alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine & iodine. In January 1819, Davy was awarded a baronetcy, this was, at the time, the highest honour ever conferred on a man of science in Britain.

Portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1821 - Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet FRS MRIA FGS (1778 –1829) was a Cornish chemist & inventor. He is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali & alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine & iodine. In January 1819, Davy was awarded a baronetcy, this was, at the time, the highest honour ever conferred on a man of science in Britain.

Humphry Davy - British chemist and inventor. He discovered several alkali and alkaline earth metals. He also discovered Chlorine and Iodine. He invented the Davy Lamp in 1815 that allowed miners to work safely in the presence of flammable gases.

Humphry Davy - British chemist and inventor. He discovered several alkali and alkaline earth metals. He also discovered Chlorine and Iodine. He invented the Davy Lamp in 1815 that allowed miners to work safely in the presence of flammable gases.

Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was the first to isolate the element of Magnesium.

Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was the first to isolate the element of Magnesium.

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt., by Sir Thomas Lawrence. National Portrait Gallery.

Sir Humphry Davy, Bt., by Sir Thomas Lawrence. National Portrait Gallery.

SIR HUMPHRY DAVY BARONET CHEMIST ANTIQUE SIGNATURE ENGRAVING PRINT 1835

Sir humphry davy baronet chemist antique signature engraving print 1835

Sir Humphry Davy, 1830 engraving based on the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830)

Sir Humphry Davy, 1830 engraving based on the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769–1830)

The invention of the electric light occurred in 1809 by Humphrey Davy.  Davy connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip between the other ends of the wires.

Meet Humphry Davy: Inventor of the Electric Lamp

The invention of the electric light occurred in 1809 by Humphrey Davy. Davy connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip between the other ends of the wires.

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