Alessandro Volta

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Birthday
18, 1745
Birthplace
Como, Italy
Death Date
Mar 5, 1827 (82)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1745
Birthplace
Como, Italy
Death Date
Mar 5, 1827 (82)

About

Italian physicist and inventor of the battery for whom the Volt was named. He was made a count by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1801 and his image was depicted upon the Italian 10,000 lira note, though it is no longer in circulation.

Before Fame

He took Benjamin Franklin's observation of flammable air, and searched for Methane in Italy.

Trivia

He is known for inventing the battery in the 1800s, which consisted of two electrodes: one made of zinc, the other of copper.

Family Life

He married Teresa Peregrini in 1794.

Associated With

Like him, Enrico Fermi was also a famous Italian scientist.