Alessandro Volta: Key Facts

Alessandro Volta: Key Facts

- key Alessandro Volta facts: life, birth, death; main discoveries . .

Alessandro Volta was one of the key pioneers in early electrical science. In recognition for the work he undertook his name has been given to the unit of electromotive force and voltage.

There are many important Alessandro Volta facts that are summarised in the table below.

Alessandro Volta facts

A summary of some of the chief facts about Alessandro Volta: facts about his life, his discoveries and the positions he held, etc.

Key Alessandro Volta Facts
Full NameAlessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Birth date18 February 1745
Birth placeComo, Northern Italy
FatherFormerly a Jesuit priest - Filippo Volta
MotherDonna Maddalena
SonsZanino, Flaminio, and Luigi
Death5 May 1827 in Como
EducationInitially at the school of rhetoric in Como
First employmentLecturer at the Royal School in Como
Longest position heldProfessor of experimental physics at the University of Pavia - position held for almost 40 years from 1779.
Major discoveriesDeveloped the first electrical battery
Also known forDiscovery of Methane (isolated the gas in 1778)
Also studiedElectrical capacitance
Honours awarded to himCopley Medal (1794), Legion of Honour, Order of the Iron Crown

These are just a few of the main Alessandro Volta facts. During his life he contributed a great amount, not only to electrical science but also chemistry.

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