Person    | Male  Born 1778  Died 1829

Sir Humphry Davy

Categories: Science

Chemist. Born Penzance. Wrote "Researches, Chemical and Philosophical". Discovered potassium, sodium, barium, strontium, etc. Invented the safety lamp for coal miners.

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Person, Armed Forces, Science, Ireland

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