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Galvani, Luigi

Born: 1737 AD
Died: 1798 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Physicians, Physicists

1737 – Born on the 9th of September.

1764 – He married the only daughter of a professor at the University of Bologna.

1772 – Galvani became president of the university.

1766 – Galvani began investigating the action of electricity upon the muscles of frogs.

1783 – According to popular version of the story, Galvani dissected a frog at a table where he had been conducting experiments with static electricity, Galvani’s assistant touched an exposed sciatic nerve of the frog with a metal scalpel, which had picked up a charge.

1798 – Died on the 4th of December in Bologna.