Alessandro Volta

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Alessandro VoltaName: Alessandro Volta

Born: February 18, 1745, in Como, Duchy of Milan (present-day Italy)

Death: March 5, 1827 (Age: 82)

Computer-related contributions

  • Italian physicist known for the invention of the battery in the 1800s.
  • Known for the invention of the electric cell, discovery of methane, volt, voltage, and the voltmeter.
  • Improved and popularized the electrophorus, a device that produced static electricity.