British chemist and inventor who especially discovered many alkali and alkaline earth metals. In 1815, he developed the Davy Light, which was found in coal mines since it was a safer option to earlier mine lights. He was an apprentice to French doctor Bingham Borlase. From 1877, The Royal Culture of London granted an annual Davy Medal to a superb chemist. He was wedded to Elegance Millet. He and Louis Pasteur both produced important contributions towards the field of chemistry.