Volta, Alessandro

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Volta, Alessandro Gender: M
Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
born on 18 February 1745 at 11:45 (= 11:45 AM )
Place Como, Italy, 45n47, 9e05
Timezone LMT m9e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°59' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 26°54 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 21°38'

Alessandro Volta


Italian physicist, chemist, and a pioneer of electricity and power, who is credited as the inventor of the electric battery and the discoverer of methane. He invented the Voltaic pile in 1799, and reported the results of his experiments in 1800 in a two-part letter to the President of the Royal Society. With this invention Volta proved that electricity could be generated chemically and debunked the prevalent theory that electricity was generated solely by living beings. Volta's invention sparked a great amount of scientific excitement and led others to conduct similar experiments which eventually led to the development of the field of electrochemistry.

Volta retired in 1819 to his estate in Camnago, a frazione of Como, Italy, now named "Camnago Volta" in his honour. He died there at around 3 AM on 5 March 1827, just after his 82nd birthday. The SI unit of electric potential is named in his honour as the volt.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 5 March 1827 at 03:00 AM in Como (Age 82)
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Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database 'Scientists' pdf file quotes Lescaut.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Inventor of the electric battery)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Discoverer of methane)