Summary Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Voltas (18 February 1745 – 5 March 1827) was an Italian physicist and chemist credited with the invention of the first electrical battery, the Voltaic pile, which he invented in 1796 and the results of which he reported in 1802 in a two part letter to the President of the Royal Society.With this invention Volta proved that electricity could be generated chemically and debased the prevalent theory that electricity was generated solely by living beings. Volta's invention sparked a great amount of scientific excitement and led others to conduct similar experiments which eventually led to the development of the field of electrochemistry. The design print support free. Instructions Printed at 0.2mm resolution with 10-15% Infill. Print support free.