Alessandro Volta

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Alessandro Volta

Alessandro Gluseppe Antonio Anastasio Gerolamo Umberto Volta was born on February 18, 1745 in Como, Italy. He was born to Filippo Volta, (father), and Donna Maddalem, (mother). He had four brothers and four sisters. Later on, he had nine sons. He was Italian, and was raised in a strict Catholic family. Alessandro did not know how to speak at all till the age of 4. At age 7, he was classed among the brighter student body of his school. He attended Jeswit-run School of Rhetonic. Teachers thought he had the abilities to become a Jeswit priest! He excelled by reading any book that lay at his hands. He learned to speak Latin, German, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, and Greek. After a couple of years, he left Jeswit and finished his schooling at the Benzi Royal Seminary in Como. He was appointed Professer of Physics at the University of Pavia in 1779. Alassandro became a successful Italian physicist.


Alassandro Volta bult the world's first electrochemical baterry. He gained fame across Europe in 1775 with his electrophus, a charge-genrating machine. He invented the battery in 1800 while working at the Univerity of Pavia.

Lasting Impact

Alassandro Volta changed the world as we know it today. He invented the battery, which powers most everything in our lives.


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Alessandro Volta


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