Google doodle marks Alessandro Volta's 270th birthday

New Delhi, ANI | Updated : 18 February 2015, 02:06 PM

Google has dedicated it’s doodle to Alessandro Volta’s 270th birthday. Born in 1745 in the town of Como, the Italian physicist was known for the invention of an early form of battery in 1799.

He had become a professor of physics in 1774 at Como’s Royal School before going on to work on the development of the “electrophorus”, a device that produced static electricity.

Volta, who raised three sons with his wife Teresa Peregrini, was made a count in 1810 by Napoleon Bonaparte, and he retired in 1819 to his estate in Camnago, where he died in 1827.

First Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 01:58 PM
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