Full Name: Alessandro Volta [Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta]
Profession: Physicist and Inventor
Why Famous: Italian physicist known for the invention of the battery in the 19th century; remember in the name of the SI unit of electrical potential difference, and the meter with which it is measured.
- 1794-09-22 Physicist Alessandro Volta (49) weds Teresa Peregrini
- 1800-03-20 Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London