Alessandro Volta

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  • The Birth of Alessandro Volta

    The Birth of Alessandro Volta
    Alessandro was born this day over 3000 years ago. He was born in Como,Lombardy in Italy. His parents were Maddalena & Filippo Volta. His full name was Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta.
  • Alessandro becomes a physicist

    Alessandro becomes a physicist
    Alessandro had a passion for science. At the early age of 14, he decided to become a physicist.
  • Alesandro`s Study

    Alesandro`s Study
    In 1769, Alessandro studied electricity and wrote hi first book 'De vi attractiva ignis electrici'. He also wrote two more books this year.
  • Como Royal School

    Como Royal School
    This year Alessandro was invited to become director of Como Royal School, and he acepted.
  • Alessandro`s first Invention

    Alessandro`s first Invention
    While at Como Royal School, Alessandro designned his very first invention. It was called the electrophorus and it made static electricity.
  • Professor Alessandro!

    Professor Alessandro!
    At the Como Royal School, This year, Alessandro became the Professor of Physics.
  • Swamp Gas

    Swamp Gas
    In 1776, while visiting swamps, Alessandro observed a gas known as swamp gas. Swamp gas was used to light gas lanterns. Alessandro Volta was the first person extract methane from swamp gas.
  • proffessor of physics

    proffessor of physics
    Alessandro becomes the proffessor of physics at the university of Pavia, a position held for more than 40 years.
  • Frog experiment

    Frog experiment
    Alessandro found that a frogs leg twitched when it was touched with two metals. He showed this by placing a coin and some aluminium foil on the frogs tongue.
  • The Votalic Pile

    The Votalic Pile
    This was the year Alessandro created his most famous invention, the votalic pile. It was the very first wet cell battery which produced a steady current of electricity. The votalic pile was made of alternating zinc and copper discs with pieces of cardboard that had been soaked in salt water.
  • Retired

    Retired
    Alessandro retired to his home in Como, Italy.
  • Alessandro Volta

    Alessandro Volta
    Alessandro died when he was 82 because of old age.
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