How was iron named?

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Iron was made based off its elements and compounds used to construct it. Malleable iron for example, which was originally discovered by Reaumur around the 1720s. You can find more information here: http://www.ask.com/wiki/Malleable_iron
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iron named on periodic table.
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The element of iron was named by a scientist whose name was Henry Bessemer in the late 1850s. Henry Bessemer was also the scientist who was responsible for a multitude of developments relating to the processing of the element.
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