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Humphry Davy
  • Name: Humphry Davy
  • Born: 12/17/1778
  • Died: 05/29/1829 (50 years old)
  • Known for: Electrolysis, aluminium, sodium, potassium, calcium,, strontium, magnesium, barium, boron, Davy lamp

Sir Humphry Davy, 1st Baronet PRS MRIA FGS FRS (17 December 1778? 29 May 1829) was a Cornish chemist and inventor, who is best remembered today for isolating, by using electricity, a series of elements for the first time: potassium and sodium in 1807 and calcium, strontium, barium, magnesium and boron the following year, as well as discovering the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. Davy also studied the forces involved in these separations, inventing the new field of electrochemistry.

Awards: Copley Medal, Prix du galvanisme, Rumford Medal, Royal Medal

Birth Place: Penzance, Cornwall, England

Death Place: Geneva, Switzerland

Source: Wikipedia

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