Humphry Davy (1778 - 1829)
Humphry "1st Baronet"
17 Dec 1778
Penzance, Cornwall, England
Jane (Kerr) Davy
11 Apr 1812 in Portland Place, London, England
29 May 1829
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Humphry Davy was born in Cornwall, England.
was a Cornish (UK) chemist and inventor.
Humphry Davy was born to Robert Davy and Grace (Millett) Davy .
Notable chemist who discovered alkali and alkaline earth metals
 Created the first electric light, an arc lamp, but it was much too bright and short-lived
 Jon Tonkin, with whom be boarded during his studies, was his mother's godfather
 1794 his father died
by 1799 was a public figure
Hired Michael Faraday as a co-worker
1812 m Jane Apreece
Received a medal for his work from Napoleon
1819 received a baronetcy (first non-Knighthood peerage awarded to a man of science)
buried in Plainpalais Cemetery outside Geneva
Memorial tablet erected in Westminster Abbey by his wife, Jane
Lunar crater "Davy" named for him
1.0 1.1 Wikipedia: Humphry Davy, accessed 11 June 2016 ↑ " The Truth About 10 Famous Inventions." SciShow. 22 May 2016. YouTube.com (Web), accessed 11 June 2016
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