• Born date: 1778-12-17
  • Born in: England
  • Death date: 1829-05-29
  • Death in: Switzerland
Humphry Davy

Sir Humphry Davy (17 December 1778 – 29 May 1829) was an Cornish chemist and inventor. He is best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine.