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  (b. 18 February 1745 Como, Italy   d. 5 March 1827 Como, Italy )  

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Alessandro VOLTA was born 18 February 1745 in Como, Italy

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Alessandro  married  Teresa PEREGRINIA abt. 1796 in Italy .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Teresa PEREGRINIA  was born abt. 1770

Alessandro VOLTA died 5 March 1827 in Como, Italy.

Occupation: Italian physicist

Son of Filippo Volta and Maddalena Inzaghi

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Alessandro VOLTA married  female ancestor Teresa PEREGRINIA-- Date: abt. 1796 Place: , Italy

Children of Alessandro VOLTA and Teresa PEREGRINIA:

flag male ancestor Flamino VOLTA (b.abt. 1796, Como, Province of Como, Lombardy, Italy  d. , )

flag male ancestor Luigi VOLTA (b.abt. 1798, Como, Province of Como, Lombardy, Italy  d. 18 May 1876, )

flag male ancestor Giovanni VOLTA (b.abt. 1798, Como, Province of Como, Lombardy, Italy  d. , )

flag male ancestor Zanino VOLTA (b.abt. 1801, Como, Province of Como, Lombardy, Italy  d. abt. 1869, )

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18 February 1745
Como, Italy

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Born on February 18, 1745, in Como, a town in the Duchy of Milan (now Italy), Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta was an Italian physicist best known for his invention of the electric battery.

Volta's early education took place in Como, and later he attended the public schools in the Jesuit College in Como. From a young age, he showed a keen interest in science and physics. Volta's family hoped he would become a lawyer, but his passion for science prevailed.

In 1774, Volta became a professor of physics at the Royal School in Como. His early experiments focused on chemistry, and he discovered and isolated methane gas in 1776. This achievement marked the beginning of his scientific reputation.

Volta's curiosity extended to the study of electricity. At the time, scientists were working with static electricity generated by machines like the electrostatic generator. Volta, however, was intrigued by the chemical reactions associated with these electrical phenomena.

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1800 - Electric storage battery is invented (Alessandro Volta, Italy)
...Probably the most important developments in the science of electricity started with the invention of the first battery in 1800 by Alessandro Volta. This battery gave the world its first continuous, reliable source of electric current and led to all the important discoveries of the use of electricity.
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Tucson, Arizona
March 18, 1960
death1827 Death
5 March 1827
Como, Italy

He died at the age of 82.

Alessandro is buried at: Cemetery at Camnago Volta, Provincia di Como, Lombardia, Italy
Added: 4/23/2019 5:11:45 PM - Updated: 6/7/2024 3:13:49 PM

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