Alessandro Volta By Tigger-Time-Toast-Two Jun 26, 1745 Alessandra Volta 1745- Volta was born in Como, Northern Italy. Jun 26, 1769 Alessandra Volta 1769- Volta decied to become a physiscit.He began to study electricity, and published 2 books of his ideas. Jun 26, 1774 Alessandra Volta 1774- Volta was appointed director of the royal school in Como, and the following year he was advised to the proffesor of physics. Jun 26, 1776 Alessandra Volta I776- Whilst visiting local swaps, Volta observed an unknown gas (swamp gas).The gas was soonly usesed to light gas lanterns. Jun 26, 1778 Alessandra Volta 1778- Volta became well known in scientyific circles and was also appointed the proffesor of physics in the university at Pavia. (A position he held for 40 years). Jun 26, 1797 Alessandra Volta 1797- Shortly after that Volta observed that frogs legs twiched because the soloution in the leg made a connection beetween the 2 metals. He demonstrated this using a coin and some foil. Jun 26, 1800 Alessandra Volta 1800- Volta was led to develope the "voltaic pile" the first electrical battry. Jun 26, 1823 Alesandra Volta 1823- Volta retired to his family in Como. Jun 26, 1827 Alessandra Volta 1827- Volta died in this year. In the present the term 'Volta' is based on his name.