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Sir Humphrey Davy

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Sir Humphrey Davy

  • Birth 17 Sep 1779 Penzance, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
  • Death 29 May 1829 Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
  • Burial Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
  • Memorial ID 16945912

British Chemist, Scientist. He discovered the anesthetic effects of laughing gas (nitrous oxide), and his work helped to improve several industries including agriculture and mining. Davy was knighted by King George III in 1812.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: s.canning
  • Added: 7 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16945912
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Humphrey Davy (17 Sep 1779–29 May 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16945912, citing Cimetiere des Rois, Geneva, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .