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Born on February 18
Passed Away on March 5
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Alessandro Volta

Alessandro Volta Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) invented the voltaic pile (the first battery), the electrophorus (an early electrostatic generator), and an electroscope (for detecting electric charge).

Born in Como, he was a professor there and at Pavia. The unit of potential difference, the volt, is named after him.

Why is Alessandro Volta famous?

Alessandro Volta was an Italian physicist.

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1745 births
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Category: Scientists  - ( Scientists Archive)

Date Added: 02 August '13

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