Google marks Battery founder's birth anniversary

Google marks Battery founder
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Google marked the birth anniversary of Alessandro Volta, who invented an early form of the electric battery in 1799 with a doodle on its search page.

Google marked the birth anniversary of Alessandro Volta, who invented an early form of the electric battery in 1799 with a doodle on its search page.
Volta’s invention consisted of discs of different metals, including copper and zinc, separated by cardboard that had been soaked in brine.
Born in 1745 in the town of Como in what is now northern Italy, Volta was the son of a nobleman. He became 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.
His voltaic pile, an early electric battery that produced a steady current, was developed in 1800 at a time when competing theories existed about how electricity was generated.
After being made a count in 1810 by Napoleon Bonaparte, Volta retired in 1819 to his estate in Camnago, where he died in 1827.
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