Reference Entry

Davy, Sir Humphry, baronet (1778-1829), chemist and inventor

David Knight

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Childhood, education, and apprenticeship | Bristol: laughing gas | The Royal Institution: useful knowledge | Reconstructing chemistry: potassium and chlorine | Marriage, France, and the safety lamp | President of the Royal Society | Last years: contemplating death's shadow

Reference Entry.  6159 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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