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Sir Humphry Davy (1778–1829)

Davy, Sir Humphry. An eminent English chemist, philosopher, and man of letters; born at Penzance, Cornwall, Dec. 17, 1778; died at Geneva, Switzerland, May 29, 1829. In addition to the revolution he brought about in chemistry and applied physics, he embodied his discoveries and researches in literary form in ‘Consolations in Travel, or the Last Days of a Philosopher’ (1830); ‘Chemical and Philosophical Researches’ (1800); ‘On the Safety Lamp and on Flame’ (1828); and numerous equally interesting productions.