Giovanni Aldini

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Birthday
10, 1762
Birthplace
Italy
DEATH DATE
Jan 17, 1834 (71)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1762
Birthplace
Italy
DEATH DATE
Jan 17, 1834 (71)

About

Italian physicist most famous for his work in the field of galvanism, which involves the contraction of muscles via electricity. He as named a Councilor of State at Milan and a Knight of the Iron Crown by the Emperor of Austria for his scientific contributions.

Before Fame

He was born in Bologna and became a physics professor in 1798.

Trivia

He publicly demonstrated the effects of galvanism on executed murderer George Foster, causing the corpse's muscles to twitch and convulse.

Family Life

His uncle is Luigi Galvani, from whom the word "galvanism" is derived.

Associated With

His experiments with galvanism are thought to have inspired Mary Shelley to write the classic novel Frankenstein.