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Who invented the First Battery ?

  Alessandro Volta

  • The first electric battery called the “voltaic pile” was invented by Alessandro Volta in 1799.
  • Alessandro Volta (1745 – 1827) was an Italian physicist, chemist and a pioneer of electrical science.
  • He discovered methane mixed with air could be exploded using an electric spark, “contact electricity” resulting from contact between different metals, and electric potential in a capacitor is directly proportional to electric charge.
  • In recognition of Alessandro Volta’s contributions to electrical science, the unit of electric potential is called the volt.

Who invented the First Battery

Alessandro Volta and Battery  Alessandro Volta

Alessandro Volta's Voltaic Pile