Davy, Humphrey

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Davy, Humphrey Gender: M
born on 17 December 1778 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Penzance, England, 50n07, 5w33
Timezone LMT m5w33 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°28' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 07°12 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 20°36'

Humphrey Davy


British pioneer in electro-chemistry who experimented on the respiration of gases in 1798; established his reputation when he discovered the effects of laughing gas. He was knighted 4/12/1812.

Died 5/29/1829, Genf, Switzerland.

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Source Notes

From brother John Davy's "Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Humphry Davy Vol. I", 1839, pg. 2: 'He was born on the 17th of December, 1778, at five o'clock in the morning, as is certified in the cover of a large family-Bible, in the handwriting of [Robert Davy] his father."


  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry (Chemistry)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Laughing Gas)