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Humphry Davy, 1778 - 1829, United Kingdom, United Kingdom


A British chemist who discovered chlorine and made other important discoveries in the early era of modern chemistry. Michael Faraday was an assistant of Davy. He was the President of Royal Society, and was knighted (like Newton and Francis Bacon before him). After Volta discovered Voltaic pile, Davy used the new electrolysis process to discover a number of new elements.
Humphry, , Davy
People type: science
Achievement: Discovered chlorine, sodium, and potassium
President of Royal Society
1778-12-17
1829-05-29
Age of Enlightment| | | Weblink: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphry_Davy
Related to person: Michael Faraday
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