Sir Humphry Davy

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Sir Humphry Davy

*Sir Humphry Davy was born on December 17, 1178.*He was born in Penzance, Cornwall, England.*His father was an artist.*He attended school at the grammar school of Penzance and Truro.*He recieved the honorary Doctor of Laws degree.*He went for a career in medicine.

Scientific Contributions

*He discovered the talents of Michael Faraday.*Awarded the Copely Medal of the Royal Society, the Napoleon Prize, Institut de France, knighthood, baronetcy, and the Royal Medal of the Royal Society.*He worked with Michael Faraday.

Citations

BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 10 June 2014. "Davy | Sir | Humphry | 1778-1829 | Natural Philosopher." Davy | Sir | Humphry | 1778-1829 | Natural Philosopher. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2014. "Humphry Davy." Facts & Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2014."Humphry Davy." Humphry Davy. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2014.

Sir Humphry Davy

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Miscellaneous

*He was famous for Electrolysis, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, barium, boron, and the Davy lamp.*He died at the age of 50 on May 29, 1829 in Geneva, Switzerland.


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