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New Profile: The Volt Man

Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta — better known as plain ol’ Alessandro Volta — is our newest profile.

Volta is the feisty Italian who invented the battery (more or less) and gave us the electrical term volt. Volta did the job using some truly old-school equipment, including the charmingly-named electric-phlogopneumatic pistol.

He also had a cracking series of arguments with Giuseppi Galvani over electricity in frogs.

Here’s the complete Alessandro Volta profile »

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