Alessandro Volta

  • He was born in Como, Northen Italy

    He was born in Como, Northen Italy
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    A timeline of Alessandro Volta's life
  • He began to study electricity

    He began to study electricity
  • He was appointed Director of the royal school in Como

    He was appointed Director of the royal school in Como
  • He discovered 'swamp gas' and was the first person to isolate the methane from the swamp gas

    He discovered 'swamp gas' and was the first person to isolate the methane from the swamp gas
  • He became well known in scientific circles and was appointed Professor of physics at the university of Pavia

    He became well known in scientific circles and was appointed Professor of physics at the university of Pavia
  • He made a connection between a silver coin and tin foil on a tongue

    He made a connection between a silver coin and tin foil on a tongue
  • He made the first electric current with different metals

    He made the first electric current with different metals
  • He retired to his family home in Como

    He retired to his family home in Como
  • He died in this year at the age of 85

    He died in this year at the age of 85