A statue in his honor stands in Penzance, Cornwall as well as a plaque on the home where he was born.
In 1820 he became the President of the Royal Society.
He was awarded a baronetcy; similar to be knighted, but it stood above knighthood. It was a high honor for a man of science.
He invented a lamp that helped prevent spread of flame for coal mines. He received the Rumford medal for this invention.
Although he was married, their relationship was often considered rocky. He travelled to Europe without his wife.
Davy identified a substance that Bernard Courtois had discovered. He identified it by, what is now called, iodine.
In 1812, he was knighted. The same year he was married to Jane Apreece.
Davy's eyesight was damaged in a lab accident.
He established chlorine as an element, also giving it the name is still holds today.
He was one of the founders of the Geological Society in 1807.
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