Luigi Galvani

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Luigi Galvani (/ɡælˈvɑːni/, also US: /ɡɑːl-/;[1][2][3][4] Italian: [luˈiːdʒi ɡalˈvaːni]; Latin: Aloysius Galvanus; 9 September 1737 – 4 December 1798) was an 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.[5]:67–71 This was an early study of bioelectricity, following experiments by John Walsh and Hugh Williamson.

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Luigi Galvani
Portrait of Galvani at the Palazzo Poggi
Born(1737-09-09)9 September 1737
Died4 December 1798(1798-12-04) (aged 61)
Known forBioelectricity (animal electricity)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Bologna