Davy, Sir Humphry

 (1778–1829) Not Humphrey. English chemist.

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  • Davy, Sir Humphry — SUBJECT AREA: Chemical technology, Mining and extraction technology [br] b. 17 December 1778 Penzance, Cornwall, England d. 29 May 1829 Geneva, Switzerland [br] English chemist, discoverer of the alkali and alkaline earth metals and the halogens …   Biographical history of technology

  • Davy, Sir Humphry — (16 jun. 1806, Ottery, Devon, Inglaterra–26 ene. 1885, Malmsbury, Queensland, Australia). Químico Inglés. A los 20 años ya se había forjado una reputación por su trabajo sobre los gases. En 1799, su descubrimiento del efecto anestésico del óxido… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Davy,Sir Humphry — Da·vy (dāʹvē), Sir Humphry. 1778 1829. British chemist who was a pioneer of electrochemistry, using its methods to isolate sodium and potassium (1807) and barium, boron, calcium, and magnesium (1808). * * * …   Universalium

  • Davy , Sir Humphry — (1778–1829) British chemist The son of a small landowner and wood carver, Davy went to school in his native town of Penzance and in Truro. At the age of 17 he was apprenticed to an apothecary and surgeon with a view to qualifying in medicine. He… …   Scientists

  • Davy, Sir Humphry — born Dec. 17, 1778, Penzance, Cornwall, Eng. died May 29, 1829, Geneva, Switz. English chemist. By his early 20s his work on gases had established his reputation. His discovery of the anesthetic effect of nitrous oxide in 1799 was a major… …   Universalium

  • DAVY, SIR HUMPHRY —    a great English chemist, born at Penzance; conceived early in life a passion for the science in which he made so many discoveries; made experiments on gases and the respiration of them, particularly nitrous oxide and carbonic acid; discovered… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Davy, Sir Humphry, Baronet — ▪ British chemist Introduction born Dec. 17, 1778, Penzance, Cornwall, Eng. died May 29, 1829, Geneva  English chemist who discovered several chemical elements (including sodium and potassium) and compounds, invented the miner s safety lamp, and… …   Universalium

  • Humphry Davy — Sir Humphry Davy, Bt Portrait by Henry Howard, 1803 Born …   Wikipedia

  • Humphry Davy — Sir Humphry Davy (mitunter falsch Humphrey geschrieben) (* 17. Dezember 1778 in Penzance, Cornwall, England; † 29. Mai 1829 in Genf, Schweiz) war ein englischer Chemiker …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Davy lamp — n. [after DAVY Sir Humphry, its inventor] an early safety lamp for miners, in which the flame was enclosed by wire gauze as a protection against firedamp …   English World dictionary

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