Humphry Davy slate plaque in Penzance

The site of the birthplace of Sir Humphry Davy Bart LLD PRS 1778-1829

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. Berzelius called Davy's 1806 Bakerian Lecture On Some Chemical Agencies of Electricity "one of the best memoirs which has ever enriched the theory of chemistry."He was a 1st Baronet, President of the Royal Society (PRS), Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), and Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS).

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