Sir Humphry Davy, Bt by Thomas Phillips - In 1809, it is said that Davy actually invented the first electric light. He connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip between the other ends of the wires. The charged carbon glowed, making the first arc lamp
Humphry Davy - British chemist and inventor. He discovered several alkali and alkaline earth metals. He also discovered Chlorine and Iodine. He invented the Davy Lamp in 1815 that allowed miners to work safely in the presence of flammable gases.