Portraits, Technology, Luigi Galvani, Alessandro Volta, Galvanism, Electric Battery
"Portrait de Galvani et de Volta"
Wood engraving published ca 1880. Below the image and on the reverse side of the page is text about the history of electricity.
Original antique print
Luigi Galvani, Alessandro Volta, Galvanism, Electric Battery
Image: 10.5 x 10 cm (4.1 x 3.9")
In the 1790s, the Italian Luigi Galvani carried out a series of electrical experiments that became known as galvanism. With a spark from an electrostatic generator, he produced a twitching movement in the muscles of a dead frog.
Luigi Galvani, Italian physician, physicist, biologist and philosopher, who studied animal electricity. In 1780, he discovered that the muscles of dead frogs' legs twitched when struck by an electrical spark.
Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta was an Italian physicist and chemist who was a pioneer of electricity and power who is credited as the inventor of the electric battery and the discoverer of methane.