Timeline for Alessandro Volta

  • Volta devised the electrophorus device

    1775 Volta devised the electrophorus, a device that produced a static electric charge. ( electrophorus means a device for repeatedly generating static electricity by induction.)
  • Volta Discovers Methane

    1777 he studied the chemistry of gases and discovered methane
    witch is a colourless, odourless flammable gas.
  • Volta Became a Proffesor of Physics

    1779 he became professor of physics at University of Pavia
  • Volta Creates the first battery (voltaic pile)

    1800 he developed the so-called voltaic pile, a forerunner of the electric battery
  • Volta Professor of Philosophy

    1815 the Emperor of Austria named him a professor of philosophy at Padova.
  • Eletrical unit the volt wass named after Alassandro Volta

    1881 an important electrical unit, the volt, was named in his honuor.