Volta, Alessandro (Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio)

Volta, Alessandro (Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio)

(born Feb. 18, 1745, Como, Lombardy—died March 5, 1827, Como) Italian scientist. In 1775 he invented the electrophorus, a device used to generate static electricity. He taught physics at the University of Pavia (1779–1804). After Luigi Galvani in 1780 produced an electric current by connecting two different metals with the muscle of a frog, Volta began experimenting in 1794 with metals alone and found that animal tissue was not needed to produce current. He demonstrated the first electric battery in 1800. In 1801 he demonstrated the battery's generation of current before Napoleon, who made him a count and senator of the kingdom of Lombardy. In 1815 he was appointed director of the philosophical faculty at the University of Padua. The volt was named in his honour in 1881.

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Crater Diameter Eponym
T. Mayer 33 km Tobias Mayer (1723-1762)
Tacchini 40 km Pietro Tacchini (1838-1905)
Tacitus 39 km Cornelius Tacitus (circa 55-120)
Tacquet 7 km André Tacquet (1612-1660)
Taizo 6 km (Japanese male name)
Talbot 11 km William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877)
Tamm 38 km Igor Tamm (1895-1971)
Tannerus 28 km Adam Tanner (1572-1632)
Taruntius 56 km Lucius Taruntius Firmanus (flourished 86 B.C)
Taylor 42 km Brook Taylor (1685-1731)
Tebbutt 31 km John Tebbutt (1834-1916)
Teisserenc 62 km Léon Philippe Teisserenc de Bort (1855-1913)
Tempel 45 km Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel (1821-1889)
Ten Bruggencate 59 km Paul ten Bruggencate (1901-1961)
Tereshkova 31 km Valentina Tereshkova (1937-)
Tesla 43 km Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)
Thales 31 km Thales of Miletus (circa 636-546 B.C.)
Theaetetus 24 km Theaetetus (circa 380 B.C.)
Thebit 56 km Thabit ibn Qurra (826-901)
Theiler 7 km Max Theiler (1899-1972)
Theon Junior 17 km Theon of Alexandria (circa 380)
Theon Senior 18 km Theon of Smyrna (circa 100)
Theophilus 110 km Theophilus (A.D. 412)
Theophrastus 9 km Theophrastus (372-287 B.C.)
Thiel 32 km Walter Thiel (1910-1943)
Thiessen 66 km Georg Heinrich Thiessen (1914-1961)
Thomson 117 km Joseph John Thomson (1856-1940)
Tikhomirov 65 km Nikolaj Ivanovich Tikhomirov (1860-1930)
Tikhov 83 km Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov (1875-1960)
Tiling 38 km Reinhold Tiling (1890-1933)
Timaeus 32 km Timaeus (circa 400 B.C.)
Timiryazev 53 km Kliment Arkadyevich Timiryazev (1843-1920)
Timocharis 33 km Timocharis (flourished circa 280 B.C.)
Tiselius 53 km Arne Wilhelm Kaurin Tiselius (1902-1971)
Tisserand 36 km François Félix Tisserand (1845-1896)
Titius 73 km Johann Daniel Titius (1729-1796)
Titov 31 km Gherman Titov (1935-2000)
Tolansky 13 km Samuel Tolansky (1907-1973)
Torricelli 22 km Evangelista Torricelli (1608-1647)
Toscanelli 7 km Paolo Dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397-1482)
Townley 18 km Sidney Dean Townley (1867-1946)
Tralles 43 km Johann Georg Tralles (1763-1822)
Triesnecker 26 km Franz de Paula Triesnecker (1745-1817)
Trouvelot 9 km Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1827-1895)
Trumpler 77 km Robert Julius Trumpler (1866-1956)
Tsander 181 km Friedrich Arturowitsch Zander (1887-1933)
Tseraskiy 56 km Vitol'd Karlovic Tseraskiy (Ceraski) (1849-1925)
Tsinger 44 km Nikolaj Yakovlevich Tsinger (Zinger) (1842-1918)
Tsiolkovskiy 185 km Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935)
Tsu Chung-Chi 28 km Zu Chongzhi (430-501)
Tucker 7 km Richard Hawley Tucker (1859-1952)
Turner 11 km Herbert Hall Turner (1861-1930)
Tycho 102 km Tycho Brahe (1546-1601)
Tyndall 18 km John Tyndall (1820-1893)

U

Crater Diameter Eponym
Ukert 23 km Friedrich August Ukert (1780-1851)
Ulugh Beigh 54 km Ulugh Beg (1394-1449)
Urey 38 km Harold Urey (1893-1981)

V

Crater Diameter Eponym
Väisälä 8 km Yrjö Väisälä (1891-1971)
Valier 67 km Max Valier (1895-1930)
van Albada 21 km Gale Bruno van Albada (1912-1972)
Van Biesbroeck 9 km George Van Biesbroeck (1880-1974)
Van de Graaff 233 km Robert Van de Graaff (1901-1967)
Van den Bergh 42 km George van den Bergh (1890-1966)
van den Bos 22 km Willem Hendrik van den Bos (1896-1974)
Van der Waals 104 km Johannes Van der Waals (1837-1923)
Van Gent 43 km Hendrik Van Gent (1900-1947)
Van Maanen 60 km Adriaan Van Maanen (1884-1946)
van Rhijn 46 km Pieter Johannes van Rhijn (1886-1960)
Van Vleck 31 km John Monroe Van Vleck (1833-1912)
Van Wijk 32 km Uco van Wijk (1924-1966)
van't Hoff 92 km Jacobus van 't Hoff (1852-1911)
Vasco da Gama 83 km Vasco da Gama (1469-1524)
Vashakidze 44 km Mikheil Alexandres dze Vashakidze (1909-1956)
Vavilov 98 km Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov (1887-1943)
Sergei Ivanovich Vavilov (1891-1951)
Vega 75 km Jurij Vega (1754-1802)
Vendelinus 131 km Godefroid Wendelin (1580-1667)
Vening Meinesz 87 km Felix A. Vening Meinesz (1887-1966)
Ventris 95 km Michael George Francis Ventris (1922-1956)
Vera 2 km (Latin female name)
Vernadskiy 91 km Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky (1863-1945)
Verne 2 km (Jules Verne)
Vertregt 187 km Marinus Vertregt (1897-1973)
Very 5 km Frank Washington Very (1852-1927)
Vesalius 61 km Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)
Vestine 96 km Ernest Harry Vestine (1906-1968)
Vetchinkin 98 km Vladimir Petrovich Vetchinkin (1888-1950)
Vieta 87 km Francois Vieta (1540-1603)
Vil'ev 45 km Mikhail Anatol'evich Vil'ev (1893-1919)
Virchow 16 km Rudolph Ludwig Karl Virchow (1821-1902)
Virtanen 44 km Artturi Ilmari Virtanen (1895-1973)
Vitello 42 km Erazmus Ciolek Witelo (1210-1285)
Vitruvius 29 km Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (flourished circa 25 B.C.)
Viviani 26 km Vincenzo Viviani (1622-1703)
Vlacq 89 km Adriaan Vlacq (circa 1600-1667)
Vogel 26 km Hermann Carl Vogel (1841-1907)
Volkov 40 km Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov (1935-1971)
Volta 123 km Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (1745-1827)
Volterra 52 km Vito Volterra (1860-1940)
von Behring 38 km Emil Adolf von Behring (1854-1917)
von Békésy 96 km Georg von Békésy (1899-1972)
von Braun 60 km Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)
Von der Pahlen 56 km Baron Emanuel von der Pahlen (1882-1952)
Von Kármán 180 km Theodore von Kármán (1881-1963)
Von Neumann 78 km John Von Neumann (1903-1957)
Von Zeipel 83 km Edvard Hugo von Zeipel (1873-1959)
Voskresenskiy 49 km Leonid Alexandrovich Voskresenskiy (1913-1965)

W

Crater Diameter Eponym
W. Bond 156 km William Cranch Bond (1789-1859)
Walker 32 km Joseph Albert Walker (1921-1966)
Wallace 26 km Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)
Wallach 6 km Otto Wallach (1847-1931)
Walter 1 km (German male name)
Walther 128 km Bernhard Walther (1430-1504)
Wan-Hoo 52 km Wan Hu (ahistoric, first mentioned in 1945)
Wargentin 84 km Pehr Vilhelm Wargentin (1717-1783)
Warner 35 km Worcester Reed Warner (1846-1929)
Waterman 76 km Alan Tower Waterman (1892-1967)
Watson 62 km James Craig Watson (1838-1880)
Watt 66 km James Watt (1736-1819)
Watts 15 km Chester Burleigh Watts (1889-1971)
Webb 21 km Thomas William Webb (1806-1885)
Weber 42 km Wilhelm Weber (1804-1891)
Wegener 88 km Alfred Lothar Wegener (1880-1930)
Weierstrass 33 km Karl Weierstrass (1815-1897)
Weigel 35 km Erhard Weigel (1625-1699)
Weinek 32 km Ladislaus Weinek (1848-1913)
Weiss 66 km Edmund Weiss (1837-1917)
Werner 70 km Johann Werner (1468-1528)
Wexler 51 km Harry Wexler (1911-1962)
Weyl 108 km Hermann Weyl (1885-1955)
Whewell 13 km William Whewell (1794-1866)
White 39 km Edward Higgins White, II (1930-1967)
Wichmann 10 km Moritz Ludwig George Wichmann (1821-1859)
Widmannstätten 46 km Alois von Beckh-Widmannstätten (1753-1849)
Wiechert 41 km Emil Johann Wiechert (1861-1928)
Wiener 120 km Norbert Wiener (1894-1964)
Wildt 11 km Rupert Wildt (1905-1976)
Wilhelm 106 km Wilhelm IV, Landgrave of Hesse (1532-1592)
Wilkins 57 km Hugh Percy Wilkins (1896-1960)
Williams 36 km Arthur Stanley Williams (1861-1938)
Wilsing 73 km Johannes Wilsing (1856-1943)
Wilson 69 km Alexander Wilson (1714-1786)
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869-1959)
Ralph Elmer Wilson (1886-1960)
Winkler 22 km Johannes Winkler (1897-1947)
Winlock 64 km Joseph Winlock (1826-1875)
Winthrop 17 km John Winthrop (1714-1779)
Wöhler 27 km Friedrich Wöhler (1800-1882)
Wolf 25 km Maximilian Wolf (1863-1932)
Wollaston 10 km William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828)
Woltjer 46 km Jan Woltjer (1891-1946)
Wood 78 km Robert Williams Wood (1868-1955)
Wright 39 km Frederick Eugene Wright (1877-1953)
Thomas Wright (1711-1786)
William Hammond Wright (1871-1959)
Wróblewski 21 km Sigmund von Wróblewski (1845-1888)
Wrottesley 57 km John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley (1798-1867)
Wurzelbauer 88 km Johann Philipp von Wurzelbauer (1651-1725)
Wyld 93 km James Hart Wyld (1913-1953)

X

Crater Diameter Eponym
Xenophanes 125 km Xenophanes (570-480 B.C.)
Xenophon 25 km Xenophon (427-355 B.C.)

Y

Crater Diameter Eponym
Yablochkov 99 km Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov (1847-1894)
Yakovkin 37 km Avenir Aleksandrovich Yakovkin (1887-1974)
Yamamoto 76 km Issei Yamamoto (1889-1959)
Yangel' 8 km Mikhail Kuzmich Yangel' (1911-1971)
Yerkes 36 km Charles Tyson Yerkes (1837-1905)
Yoshi 1 km (Japanese male name)
Young 71 km Thomas Young (1773-1829)

Z

Crater Diameter Eponym
Zach 70 km Franz Xaver von Zach (1754-1832)
Zagut 84 km Abraham Ben Samuel Zagut (circa 1450-circa 1522)
Zähringer 11 km Joseph Zähringer (1929-1970)
Zanstra 42 km Herman Zanstra (1894-1972)
Zasyadko 11 km Alexander Dmitrievich Zasyadko (1779-1837)
Zeeman 190 km Pieter Zeeman (1865-1943)
Zelinskiy 53 km Nikolay Dimitrievich Zelinskiy (1860-1953)
Zeno 65 km Zeno of Citium (circa 335-263 B.C.)
Zernike 48 km Frits Zernike (1888-1966)
Zhiritskiy 35 km Georgiy Sergeevich Zhiritskiy (1893-1966)
Zhukovskiy 81 km Nikolay Egorovich Zhukovskiy (1847-1921)
Zinner 4 km Ernst Zinner (1886-1970)
Zöllner 47 km Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner (1834-1882)
Zsigmondy 65 km Richard Adolf Zsigmondy (1865-1929)
Zucchius 64 km Niccolò Zucchi (1586-1670)
Zupus 38 km Giovanni Battista Zupi (circa 1590-1650)
Zwicky 150 km Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974)

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