Meet the Amazing Alessandro Volta

Alessandro Volta was a renowned Italian physicist who is very popular for his work in the field of electricity. He was the first person to introduce the concept of an electric battery which was capable of producing a steady electrical stream.

Napoleon gave Alessandro Volta the title of count in appreciation for his work. Later, in honor of the great Alessandro Volta, the unit of potential difference or electromotive force was named Volt. In addition, the phenomenon of conversion of light energy to electrical energy is also named Photo Voltaic after Alessandro Volta.