- Sir Humphry,1778–1829, English chemist.
- DavidDavy, 1786–1836, U.S. frontiersman, politician, and folklore hero.
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- Sir Humphry. 1778–1829, English chemist who isolated sodium, magnesium, chlorine, and other elements and suggested the electrical nature of chemical combination. He invented the Davy lampSee Davy lamp
- David, known as Davy Crockett. 1786–1836, US frontiersman, politician, and soldier
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- British chemist who was a pioneer of electrochemistry. By means of electrolysis Davy isolated several elements, including sodium and potassium (1807), and barium, boron, calcium, and magnesium (1808). He also proved that diamonds are a form of carbon.
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