Alessandro Volta was a physicist and entrepreneur, said to have created the first battery in the world: the voltaic pile. For his work discovering the proportional relationship between potential and charge, the unit of electric potential is known as the volt.
Amazing feat. This is a great lead for student discovery. I amazed at how the Volta Prize was awarded for the contribution.
I would love to see a little more information as Voltas' accomplishments in his life were not limited to the battery although that is defiantly the most well known. Some of these can include early predecessors to electromagnetism as well as preceding Edisons' early work into a light bulb when using electricity in conjunction with methane... O ya and he was the first to isolate methane.
Wow the battery made his mind hungry for more knowledge, his invention of the battery made him curious about many things!
He made the first battery, using zinc and copper leads, with a homemade electrolyte. It was called the Voltaic Pile.
Very Interesting Article!