Count Alessandro Volta was a Italian scientist who contributed in the development of an electrical energy source from chemical action in 1800.
For the first time, electrical energy was available on a continuous basis and could be used for practical purposes.
He also developed the first condenser known today as the capacitor. He has invited to Paris to demonstrate the
voltaic cell to Napoleon. The International Electrical Congress meeting in Paris in 1881 honored his
efforts by choosing the volt as the unit of measure for electromotive force.
English scientist, physicist and chemist Michael Faraday is known for his many experiments that contributed greatly to the understanding of electromagnetism. Faraday, who became one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century, began his career as a chemist. His major contribution, however, was in the field of electricity and magnetism . He was the first to produce an electric current from a magnetic field, invented the first electric motor and dynamo.